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Meaning of "lewisite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LEWISITE

Named after W. L. Lewis (1878–1943), US chemist.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LEWISITE

lewisite  [ˈluːɪˌsaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEWISITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lewisite is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LEWISITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lewisite

Lewisite

Lewisite is an organoarsenic compound. It was once manufactured in the U.S., Japan, and Germany for use as a chemical weapon, acting as a vesicant and lung irritant. Although colorless and odorless, impure samples of lewisite are a yellow or brown liquid with a distinctive odor that has been described as similar to scented geraniums.

Definition of lewisite in the English dictionary

The definition of lewisite in the dictionary is a colourless oily poisonous liquid with an odour resembling that of geraniums, having a powerful vesicant action and used as a war gas; 1-chloro-2-dichloroarsinoethene. Formula: ClCH:CHAsCl2.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEWISITE


anthracite
ˈænθrəˌsaɪt
crocoisite
krəʊˈkəʊɪˌsaɪt
eyesight
ˈaɪˌsaɪt
foresight
ˈfɔːˌsaɪt
hemiparasite
ˌhɛmɪˈpærɪˌsaɪt
hindsight
ˈhaɪndˌsaɪt
insight
ˈɪnˌsaɪt
magnesite
ˈmæɡnɪˌsaɪt
Monophysite
mɒˈnɒfɪˌsaɪt
multisite
ˈmʌltɪˌsaɪt
oversight
ˈəʊvəˌsaɪt
parasite
ˈpærəˌsaɪt
plebiscite
ˈplɛbɪˌsaɪt
pumicite
ˈpjuːmɪˌsaɪt
romanicite
rəʊˈmænɪˌsaɪt
scolecite
ˈskɒlɪˌsaɪt
sericite
ˈsɛrɪˌsaɪt
variscite
ˈværɪˌsaɪt
website
ˈwɛbˌsaɪt
zoisite
ˈzɔɪˌsaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEWISITE

lew
lewd
lewdly
lewdness
lewdster
Lewes
lewis
Lewis acid
Lewis and Harris
Lewis base
Lewis gun
Lewis with Harris
Lewisham
lewisia
lewisson
Lewy bodies
lex
lex loci
lex non scripta
lex scripta

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEWISITE

composite
construction site
corequisite
exquisite
fansite
heritage site
internet site
Leavisite
microsite
off-site
on-site
opposite
perquisite
prerequisite
requisite
site
social networking site
subsite
unrequisite
visite

Synonyms and antonyms of lewisite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lewisite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEWISITE

Find out the translation of lewisite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lewisite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lewisite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

路易氏剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lewisita
570 millions of speakers

English

lewisite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

lewisite
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اللويزيت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

люизит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lewisite
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাসায়নিক যুদ্ধে ব্যবহারের উদ্দেশ্যে তৈরি একজাতীয় বিষাক্ত গ্যাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lewisite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lewisite
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lewisite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ルイサイト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

루이 사이트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lewisite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Lewisite
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லூவிசைட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लुविसाईट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

levizit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lewisite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

luizyt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

люізіт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lewisite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λιουισίτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lewisite
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lewisit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lewisite
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lewisite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEWISITE»

The term «lewisite» is normally little used and occupies the 124.229 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEWISITE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lewisite» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lewisite» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lewisite

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEWISITE»

Discover the use of lewisite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lewisite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America's World War I ...
" The name of this substance was lewisite and this is its story -- the story of an American weapon of mass destruction.
Joel A. Vilensky, 2005
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Veterans at Risk: The Health Effects of Mustard Gas and Lewisite
Liquid Lewisite (0.2 mg/cm2) on the skin produces an immediate (10-12 seconds ) stinging and burning sensation at the site of application (Davis, 1944). This is followed within 5-15 minutes by a cooked-skin appearance, characteristically dull  ...
Constance M. Pechura, David P. Rall, 1993
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Weapons of Mass Casualties and Terrorism Response Handbook
Lewisite (L) was developed near the end of World War I by a team of Americans headed by Captain W Lee Lewis.36'37 Lewisite was never used in World War I because hostilities ceased before the agent was deployed. The United States ...
Charles Edward Stewart, 2006
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Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment
LEWISITE –DICHLORO- (2-CHLOROVINYL)ARSINE Environmental degradation With a vapor pressure of 0.58 mmHg at 25◦C, lewisite is considered non-volatile. However, it is more volatile than HD and may be used as a moderate irritant ...
Dr Timothy T. Marrs, Robert L. Maynard, Frederick Sidell, 2007
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Disposal of Legacy Nerve Agent GA and Lewisite Stocks at ...
Accessing GA and Lewisite from Ton Containers Accessing operations for the TCs are designed to remove all drainable agent or other liquids in each TC and to decontaminate the TCs. All agent and decontamination fluids removed from the ...
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2009
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Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Comprehensive Survey for ...
Lewisite production, but the vast majority of its output was also never deployed. After being neutralized with bleach, this batch of Lewisite was dumped in the Gulf of Mexico in 1946. Lewisite in its purer form is an oily, colorless liquid, while ...
Eric Croddy, 2002
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Environmental Aspects of Converting CW Facilities to ...
the mass spectrum (see Figure 3) displays signals far above the isotopic molecular weight of 152. The observed peaks point to the formation of a trimer or even a tetramer. A point of analytical concern of lewisite I is not only its fast hydrolysis, ...
Raymond R. McGuire, John C. Compton, 2002
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Weapons of Mass Destruction
Table A-11: Toxicity of Arsenical Vesicants According to a Chinese text on chemical weaponry,which draws upon a reference by Franke (1967): Lewisite is a colorless, oily liquid that in its actual production takes on a brown color.Very low ...
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Veterinary Toxicology: Basic and Clinical Principles
The volume of distribution of arsenic after Lewisite administration is several liters/ kilogram, indicating extensive tissue distribution (HSDB, 2005). A distribution study using rabbits revealed that the liver, lungs and kidneys had the highest ...
Ramesh C. Gupta, 2012
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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
... 156:24 Lewisite (L), described, 156:9 Lewisite, acute toxicity, 156:103 Lewisite, carcinogenicity, 156:107 Lewisite, developmental/reproductive effects, 156:105, 109 Lewisite, ecotoxicology, 156:143 Lewisite, environmental fate air, 156:142 ...
George W. Ware, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEWISITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lewisite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vets used in secret tests make progress in court
... chemicals and protective equipment, exposes to mustard gas and "Lewisite," a blister agent with bodily consequences similar to mustard gas. «Military Times, Jul 15»
2
Vets who were experiment subjects win court ruling
They included more than 60,000 service members exposed to mustard gas and another chemical weapon, Lewisite, in testing during World ... «SFGate, Jun 15»
3
Other Lethal Chem Weapons On 60000 African Americans Circa WWII
Then, a mixture of mustard gas and a similar agent called lewisite was piped inside. “It felt like you were on fire,” recalls Edwards, now 93 years ... «CounterCurrents.org, Jun 15»
4
Mustard Gas Experiments Were Conducted on WWII JA Soldiers
“Drop tests were performed on 40 white and 29 Nisei volunteers for their sensitivity to mustard gas and lewisite. In the tests for sensitivity to ... «The Rafu Shimpo, Jun 15»
5
US military admits it carried out secret race-based experiments to …
"The Mustard/Lewisite data includes the vast majority of WW-II veterans. DoD identified 6,400 veterans exposed as part of the Project 112 ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
6
Japanese WWII weapons makers relate sense of guilt
One day, he spilled liquid concentrate as he tried to remove lewisite from a pot. The gas mask protected his face, but he suffered more than 10 ... «The Japan Times, May 15»
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Mustard gas dumped off Cape Moreton won't be tested
Mustard gas, lewisite and adamsite breaks down quickly in sea water, but the level of threat depends on how quickly - or slowly - it comes into ... «Brisbane Times, Apr 15»
8
Green Cross Commemorates 100th Anniversary of WWI Chemical …
Soon thereafter more deadly chemical agents – primarily mustard, lewisite, and phosgene – were developed by all sides and eventually killed ... «PR Web, Apr 15»
9
WWII mustard gas dumped off Cape Moreton
Chemical weapons dumped include mustard gas, lewisite - an arsenic-based chemical weapon that also produces large blisters like mustard ... «Caboolture News, Apr 15»
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Shchuchye plant starts to scrap complex-structure chemical munitions
"The Federal Agency started its work in 2002 from the destruction of previous-generation chemical agents (yperite, lewisite and their mixtures) ... «Russia Beyond the Headlines, Feb 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Lewisite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lewisite>. Aug 2019 ».
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