Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a highly toxic chemical nerve agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase

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Synonyms of Sarin


Alternate forms of Sarin

Hypernyms: organophosphate nerve agent

Origin of the word Sarin

  1. type of odorless nerve gas, 1951, from Ger., of unknown origin. Other phosphorous compounds known in Germany by the end of World War II are called tabun and soman. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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