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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 anæsthesia in surgical operations; also
externally, to alleviate pain.
Chlo"ro*form (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Chloroformed (?);
p. pr. & vb. n. Chloroforming.] To
treat with chloroform, or to place under its influence.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Chloroform, a limpid, volatile liquid, in extensive use as an
anæsthetic; produced by treating alcohol with chloride of lime.
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