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Pronunciation:  'klowru`form

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

CHLOROFORM is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: trichloromethane
 See Also: anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, haloform, inhalation anaesthetic, inhalation anesthetic, inhalation general anaesthetic, inhalation general anesthetic, put out, put to sleep, put under



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Chlo"ro*form\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chloroformed};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Chloroforming}.]
    To treat with chloroform, or to place under its influence.
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