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    chloroform

    chloroform - Dictionary definition and meaning for word chloroform

    Definition
    (noun) a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic
    Synonyms : trichloromethane
    Example Sentence
    • chloroform was the first inhalation anesthetic
    Definition
    (verb) anesthetize with chloroform
    Example Sentence
    • Doctors used to put people under by chloroforming them
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