chloroform

Definitions of chloroform
  1. noun
    a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic
    chloroform was the first inhalation anesthetic”
    synonyms: trichloromethane
    see moresee less
    type of:
    inhalation anaesthetic, inhalation anesthetic, inhalation general anaesthetic, inhalation general anesthetic
    a gas that produces general anesthesia when inhaled
    haloform
    compounds with the formula CHX3, where X is a halogen atom
  2. verb
    anesthetize with chloroform
    “Doctors used to put people under by chloroforming them”
    see moresee less
    type of:
    anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, put out, put under
    administer an anesthetic drug to
Word Family