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  • A colourless narcotic liquid, obtained at first by the action of chlorine on alcohol and that, when treated with water, produces chloral hydrate.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Chlo"ral (?), n. [Chlorine + alcohol.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless oily liquid, CCl3.CHO, of a pungent odor and harsh taste, obtained by the action of chlorine upon ordinary or ethyl alcohol.

2. (Med.) Chloral hydrate.

Chloral hydrate, a white crystalline substance, obtained by treating chloral with water. It produces sleep when taken internally or hypodermically; -- called also chloral.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Chloral, a colourless narcotic liquid, obtained at first by the action of chlorine on alcohol; treated with water it produces chloral hydrate.
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