chloroform


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

chlo·ro·form

 (klôr′ə-fôrm′)
n.
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 Chloroform, once widely used in human and veterinary surgery, has generally been replaced by less toxic, more easily controlled agents.
tr.v. chlo·ro·formed, chlo·ro·form·ing, chlo·ro·forms
1. To treat with chloroform to anesthetize, render unconscious, or kill.
2. To apply chloroform to.

chloroform

(ˈklɔːrəˌfɔːm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a heavy volatile liquid with a sweet taste and odour, used as a solvent and cleansing agent and in refrigerants: formerly used as an inhalation anaesthetic. Formula: CHCl3. Systematic name: trichloromethane
[C19: from chloro- + form(yl) (in an obsolete sense that applied to a CH radical)]

chlo•ro•form

(ˈklɔr əˌfɔrm, ˈkloʊr-)

n.
1. a colorless volatile liquid, CHCl3, used chiefly in medicine as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic.
v.t.
2. to administer chloroform to, esp. in order to anesthetize, make unconscious, or kill.
[1830–40; chloro-2 + form (yl)]
chlo`ro•for′mic, adj.

chlo·ro·form

(klôr′ə-fôrm′)
A colorless, toxic, sweet-tasting liquid, CHCl3, used chiefly as a solvent. It was also once widely used as an anesthetic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chloroform - a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3)chloroform - a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic; "chloroform was the first inhalation anesthetic"
haloform - compounds with the formula CHX3, where X is a halogen atom
Verb1.chloroform - anesthetize with chloroform; "Doctors used to put people under by chloroforming them"
anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, put under, put out - administer an anesthetic drug to; "The patient must be anesthetized before the operation"; "anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth"
Translations
سائِل الكلوروفورم
chloroform
kloroform
kloroformkloroformmal elaltatkloroformoz
klóróform
chloroformas
hloroforms
chloroform
chloroform
kloroform

chloroform

[ˈklɒrəfɔːm]
A. Ncloroformo m
B. VTcloroformizar, cloroformar (LAm)

chloroform

[ˈklɒrəfɔːrm] nchloroforme m

chloroform

nChloroform nt
vtmit Chloroform betäuben, eine Chloroformnarkose geben (+dat)

chloroform

[ˈklɒrəfɔːm]
1. ncloroformio
2. vtcloroformizzare

chloroform

(ˈklorəfoːm) noun
a liquid, the vapour of which, when breathed in, causes unconsciousness.

chlor·o·form

n. cloroformo, anestésico.

chloroform

n cloroformo
References in classic literature ?
Then take a two-ounce bottle of chloroform, uncork it, and slip it under the edge of the box.
Accordingly the chloroform was procured, and the next morning Rusty was lured to his doom.
But you needn't try to make us believe you can chloroform a cat," laughed Anne.
She recalled faintly an ecstasy of pain, the heavy odor of chloroform, a stupor which had deadened sensation, and an awakening to find a little new life to which she had given being, added to the great unnumbered multitude of souls that come and go.
Send your husband to the nearest chemist as soon as it's dawn; send him for chloral, chloroform, morphia, anything they've got and as much of it as they'll let him have.
The key would be missed, the door kicked in; nay, with the man's eye still upon me, I thought I could smell the chloroform,
I saturated my handkerchief with the chloroform I had brought, and laid it gently over his mouth.
Beer is the chloroform that enables the laborer to endure the severe operation of living; that is why we can always assure one another over our wine that the rascal's misery is due to his habit of drinking.
Summary: One new taraxastane type triterpene (1) along with eight known compounds have been isolated from chloroform soluble fraction of Hypericum oblongifolium.
Three-year-old Mariah Woods' cause of death was determined to be chloroform toxicity, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office said in a (https://www.
Four solvents namely petroleum ether, acetone, chloroform and ethanol were used for the extraction.