Chloroform meaning

klôr'ə-fôrm'
To treat with chloroform, or to render unconscious with chloroform.
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(chemistry) A halogenated hydrocarbon, trichloromethane, CHCl3; it is a volatile, sweet-smelling liquid, used extensively as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic.
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To treat with chloroform to anesthetize, render unconscious, or kill.
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The definition of chloroform is a clear, toxic liquid that can be used as a cooling agent, as a solvent or as an anesthetic.

An example of chloroform is a liquid used to keep your refrigerator cold.

An example of chloroform is a liquid used to get the morphine out of a poppy plant.

An example of chloroform is what is used in movies to knock someone out in a kidnapping.

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A clear, colorless, dense, sweet-smelling liquid, CHCl3 , used in refrigerants, propellants, and resins, as a solvent, and sometimes as an anesthetic. Chloroform, once widely used in human and veterinary surgery, has generally been replaced by less toxic, more easily controlled agents.
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A toxic, carcinogenic, colorless, volatile liquid, CHCl3, with a sweet taste, used as a solvent, fumigant, etc. and, formerly, as a general anesthetic.
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To anesthetize with chloroform.
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To kill with chloroform.
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A clear, colorless, dense, sweet-smelling liquid, CHCl3 , used in refrigerants, propellants, and resins, as a solvent, and sometimes as an anesthetic. Chloroform, once widely used in human and veterinary surgery, has generally been replaced by less toxic, more easily controlled agents.
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To treat with chloroform to anesthetize, render unconscious, or kill.
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To apply chloroform to.
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A colorless, toxic, sweet-tasting liquid formed by combining methane with chlorine. It is used as a solvent and was once widely used as an anesthetic. Chemical formula: CHCl3.
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To apply chloroform to.
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Origin of chloroform

  • chloro– form(yl)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French chloroforme
    From Wiktionary