- \(ˈ)bē¦zē\ noun
Etymology: BZ, army code name, perhaps from benzilate ester of benzilic acid, from benzilic acid + -ate (I): a benzilic acid ester war gas C21H23NO3 that when breathed produces incapacitating physical and mental effects
* * *abbrevBelize (not in official use; IVR)
* * *Bz.,benzene.BZ (no periods),a United States Army code name for an incapacitating gas that produces disorientation and hallucination.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.