Definition of chloral
1 : a pungent colorless oily aldehyde CCl3CHO used in making DDT and chloral hydrate
2 : chloral hydrate
Origin and Etymology of chloral
French, from chlor- + alcool alcohol
First Known Use: 1838
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up chloral? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).