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chloroform

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noun chlo·ro·form \ˈklȯr-ə-ˌfȯrm\

Simple Definition of chloroform

  • : a colorless poisonous liquid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chloroform

  1. :  a colorless volatile heavy toxic liquid CHCl3 with an ether odor used especially as a solvent

Origin of chloroform

French chloroforme, from chlor- + formyle formyl; from its having been regarded as a trichloride of this group


First Known Use: 1838


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chloroform

verb chlo·ro·form

Definition of chloroform

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to treat with or as if with chloroform especially so as to produce anesthesia, insensibility, or death



1848

First Known Use of chloroform

1848


CHLOROFORM Defined for Kids

chloroform

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noun chlo·ro·form \ˈklȯr-ə-ˌfȯrm\

Definition of chloroform for Students

  1. :  a colorless heavy liquid used especially to dissolve fatty substances





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