- (inorganic compound) A toxic gas, COCl2, used in the manufacture of plastics, pesticides etc, and once used as a chemical weapon.
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 265:
- :More of a French term. Phosgène. We prefer to call it . Less. . .disquieting, somehow.
- Italian: (t, it, ossicloruro di carbonio)
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