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Definition of Chloroform

Chloroform

  1. A colorless volatile liquid, CHCl3, having an ethereal odor and a sweetish taste, formed by treating alcohol with chlorine and an alkali. It is a powerful solvent of wax, resin, etc., and is extensively used to produce anaesthesia in surgical operations; also externally, to alleviate pain.
  2. To treat with chloroform, or to place under its influence.

Chloroform Translations

chloroform in Spanish is cloroformo
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