Definition of Chloroform

1. Noun. A volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic. "Chloroform was the first inhalation anesthetic"




2. Verb. Anesthetize with chloroform. "Doctors used to put people under by chloroforming them"

Definition of Chloroform

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To treat with chloroform, or to place under its influence.

Definition of Chloroform

1. Noun. (chemistry) A halogenated hydrocarbon, trichloromethane, CHCl3; it is a volatile, sweet-smelling liquid, used extensively as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic. ¹

2. Verb. To treat with chloroform, or to render unconscious with chloroform. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chloroform

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Chloroform

1. A heavy, clear colourless liquid with a strong ether-like odour, once used for anaesthesia, but now obsolete. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chloroform

chlorodimethylsilane
chlorodyne
chlorodynes
chloroethane
chloroethanes
chloroethanoic acid
chloroethyl
chloroethylamine
chloroethylene
chlorofibre
chlorofibres
chlorofluorocarbon
chlorofluorocarbons
chlorofluoromethane
chlorofluoromethanes
chloroform
chloroformate
chloroformates
chloroformed
chloroformic acid
chloroforming
chloroformism
chloroforms
chlorofucin
chlorogenic
chlorogenic acid
chloroguanide
chloroguanide hydrochloride
chlorohemin
chlorohemin crystals

Literary usage of Chloroform

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The dangers of chloroform and ether may be met by decreasing the quantity or by using an antidote, especially for the evil effects of chloroform on the ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"On the Physicals Relation of Chloroform to Blood. " On the Physical Relation of Chloroform to Blood." By AD WALLER, MD, FRS Received May 5,—Read June 9,1904 ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The crude chloroform obtained is separated and purified first by agitation with concentrated ... The stirring is continued until a sample of the chloroform ..."

4. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"Chloroform, Chloral Hydrate, Chloralose. It is possible that chloroform ... It has also been shown that with chloroform narcosis, but not with ether, ..."

5. The Lancet (1898)
"Nitrous oxide „ 1362 •Chloroform ^. 677 ACB 610 •Ether followed by chloroform 293 •Nitron» oxide and oxygen... 840 •Nitrous oxide followed by ether 220 ..."

6. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"IMPURITIES The impurities which may occur in ether and chloroform, ... Chloroform fatalities seem to be as frequent with the "pure" chloroform as with that ..."

7. American Druggist (1891)
"The testimony offered by the caffeine in the first chloroform ... The chloroform extracts the caffeine and an insignificant amount of coloring matter. ..."

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