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chloroform

 [klor″o-form]
a colorless, mobile liquid with an ethereal odor and sweet taste, used as a solvent; it is hepatotoxic and nephrotoxic when ingested. It was once used widely medicinally, such as for inhalation anesthesia and analgesia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

chlor·o·form

(klōr'ō-fōrm),
Formerly used by inhalation to produce general anesthesia; also used as a solvent.
Synonym(s): trichloromethane
[chlor(ine) + form(yl)]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

chloroform

(klôr′ə-fôrm′)
n.
A clear, colorless, dense, sweet-smelling liquid, CHCl3, used in refrigerants, propellants, and resins, as a solvent, and sometimes as an anesthetic. Chloroform, once widely used in human and veterinary surgery, has generally been replaced by less toxic, more easily controlled agents.
tr.v. chloro·formed, chloro·forming, chloro·forms
1. To treat with chloroform to anesthetize, render unconscious, or kill.
2. To apply chloroform to.
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chlor·o·form

(klōr'ō-fōrm)
Formerly used by inhalation to produce general anesthesia; also used as a solvent.
[chlor(ine) + form(yl)]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

chloroform

A heavy, colourless, volatile liquid once widely used as a pleasant and easy general anaesthetic but now abandoned because of its tendency to cause CARDIAC ARREST and other dangerous complications including delayed liver atrophy.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

chlor·o·form

(klōr'ō-fōrm)
Formerly used inhalation agent to produce general anesthesia; also used as a solvent.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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"But you needn't try to make us believe you can chloroform a cat," laughed Anne.
"Chloroform," he said as he rose; "I only guessed it just now."
The key would be missed, the door kicked in; nay, with the man's eye still upon me, I thought I could smell the chloroform,