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1chloroform

noun chlo·ro·form \ˈklr-ə-ˌfrm\

: a colorless poisonous liquid

Full Definition of CHLOROFORM

:  a colorless volatile heavy toxic liquid CHCl3 with an ether odor used especially as a solvent
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Origin of CHLOROFORM

French chloroforme, from chlor- + formyle formyl; from its having been regarded as a trichloride of this group
First Known Use: 1838

2chloroform

verb

Definition of CHLOROFORM

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

First Known Use of CHLOROFORM

1848
CHLOROFORM Defined for Kids

chloroform

noun chlo·ro·form \ˈklr-ə-ˌfrm\

Definition of CHLOROFORM for Kids

:  a colorless heavy liquid used especially to dissolve fatty substances

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