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    what's the word?

    Hi everyone,
    Could anyone please tell me the word for a syringe that kills, the syringe in which there's nothing but air.
    And would you please put it in some context? like what verbs collocate with it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: what's the word?

    You mean a syringe filled with air won't kill?

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    #3

    Re: what's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post
    You mean a syringe filled with air won't kill?
    If you inject the air into your veins, it will. It's what's inside, not the syringe, that kills, as Gillnetter said.

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    #4

    Re: what's the word?

    So is there any word or expression for this?

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    #5

    Re: what's the word?

    Syringes don't kill people; people kill people.

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    #6

    Re: what's the word?

    Air injected through a syringe causes death by air embolism.

    Rover

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