chloral hydrate

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chloral hydrate

n.
A colorless crystalline compound, C2H3Cl3O2, used as a sedative and hypnotic drug and in the manufacture of DDT.
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chloral hydrate

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline soluble solid produced by the reaction of chloral with water and used as a sedative and hypnotic; 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-ethanediol. Formula: CCl3CH(OH)2
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Noun1.chloral hydrate - a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive
knockout drops - chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious
depressant, downer, sedative, sedative drug - a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
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chloral hydrate

n hidrato de cloral
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