mustard gas

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Dichlorodiethyl sulfide, an oily, volatile liquid that was used in World War I and several times in warfare since then as a weapon of mass destruction, albeit on a small and localized scale. Mustard gas has also been used therapeutically to treat some varieties of aggressive malignant disease, such as acute leukemia.

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