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Noun: chloroform  'klor-u,form or 'kló-ru,form
  1. A volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anaesthetic
    "chloroform was the first inhalation anaesthetic";
    - trichloromethane
Verb: chloroform  'klor-u,form or 'kló-ru,form
  1. Anesthetize with chloroform
    "Doctors used to put people under by chloroforming them"

Derived forms: chloroformed, chloroforming, chloroforms

Type of: anaesthetise [Brit], anaesthetize [Brit, Cdn], anesthetise [Brit], anesthetize [N. Amer], haloform, inhalation anaesthetic, inhalation anesthetic, inhalation general anaesthetic, inhalation general anesthetic, put out, put under

Encyclopedia: Chloroform