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A colorless crystalline compound, C2H3Cl3O2, used as a sedative and hypnotic drug and in the manufacture of DDT.
(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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|Noun||1.||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