chloral hydrate

noun

Definition of chloral hydrate

: a bitter white crystalline drug C2H3Cl3O2 used as a hypnotic and sedative or in knockout drops

First Known Use of chloral hydrate

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chloral hydrate was in 1874

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“Chloral hydrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloral%20hydrate. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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chloral hydrate

noun

Medical Definition of chloral hydrate

: a bitter white crystalline drug C2H3Cl3O2 used as a hypnotic and sedative or in knockout drops

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