chloroform definition

  • noun:
    • a definite, colorless, heavy, sweet-smelling liquid, CHCl3, found in refrigerants, propellants, and resins, as a solvent, and quite often as an anesthetic. Chloroform, as soon as popular in human being and veterinary surgery, has typically already been changed by less toxic, more easily controlled agents.
    • A halogenated hydrocarbon, trichloromethane, CHCl3; it's a volatile, sweet-smelling liquid, made use of thoroughly as a solvent and previously as an anesthetic.
    • A colorless volatile fluid, CHCl3, having an ethereal odor and a sweetish taste, formed by treating liquor with chlorine and an alkali. It's a powerful solvent of wax, resin, etc., and it is extensively used to create anæsthesia in medical operations; additionally externally, to ease discomfort.
    • Trichlormethane, or formyl trichlorid (CHCl3); a volatile colorless liquid, of an agreeable sweetish flavor and fragrant odor, and achieving the precise gravity 1.48.
    • a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly made use of as an anesthetic
  • verb-transitive:
    • to deal with with chloroform to anesthetize, render unconscious, or destroy.
    • To apply chloroform to.
    • to deal with with chloroform, or even to place under its influence.
  • verb:
    • to take care of with chloroform, or even make unconscious with chloroform.
    • anesthetize with chloroform
  • others:
    • To at the mercy of the influence of chloroform; administer chloroform to, for the intended purpose of inducing anæsthesia, unconsciousness, or death.

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