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chloroform definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic; "chloroform was the first inhalation anesthetic" [syn: chloroform, trichloromethane] v
1: anesthetize with chloroform; "Doctors used to put people under by chloroforming them"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: French chloroforme, from chlor- + formyle formyl; from its having been regarded as a trichloride of this group Date: 1838 a colorless volatile heavy toxic liquid CHCl3 with an ether odor used especially as a solvent II. transitive verb Date: 1848 to treat with or as if with chloroform especially so as to produce anesthesia, insensibility, or death

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a colourless volatile sweet-smelling liquid used as a solvent and formerly used as a general anaesthetic. Usage: Chem. formula: CHCl3. --v.tr. render (a person) unconscious with this. Etymology: F chloroforme formed as CHLORO- + formyle: see FORMIC (ACID)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chloroform Chlo"ro*form, n. [Chlorine + formyl, it having been regarded as a trichloride of this radical: cf. F. chloroforme, G. chloroform.] (Chem.) A colorless volatile liquid, CHCl3, having an ethereal odor and a sweetish taste, formed by treating alcohol with chlorine and an alkali. It is a powerful solvent of wax, resin, etc., and is extensively used to produce an[ae]sthesia in surgical operations; also externally, to alleviate pain.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chloroform Chlo"ro*form, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chloroformed; p. pr. & vb. n. Chloroforming.] To treat with chloroform, or to place under its influence.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Chloroform is a colourless liquid with a strong sweet smell, which makes you unconscious if you breathe its vapour.

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