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chloroform


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chloroform 
  n  :  a  volatile  liquid  CHCl3;  formerly  used  as  an  anesthetic; 
  "chloroform  was  the  first  inhalation  anesthetic"  [syn:  {trichloromethane}] 
  v  :  anesthetize  with  chloroform;  "Doctors  used  to  put  people 
  under  by  chloroforming  them" 




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