Meaning of “chloroform” in the English Dictionary

"chloroform" in English

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chloroformnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈklɒr.ə.fɔːm/ us /ˈklɔːr.ə.fɔːrm/

Examples from literature

  • First, wet with a linen cloth dipped in chloroform. 
  • Formerly we were obliged either to administer chloroform or ether, or subject our patients to a great deal of suffering. 
  • He took a small bottle of chloroform out of his pocket, and putting a drop on a handkerchief held it near the child's face, till the drug soothed the convulsive struggle. 
  • It was chloroform he wanted to dull the pain that dressing his severed nerves entailed. 
  • When the breathing appears difficult, cease the application of the chloroform. 

Examples from literature

  • First, wet with a linen cloth dipped in chloroform. 
  • Formerly we were obliged either to administer chloroform or ether, or subject our patients to a great deal of suffering. 
  • He took a small bottle of chloroform out of his pocket, and putting a drop on a handkerchief held it near the child's face, till the drug soothed the convulsive struggle. 
  • It was chloroform he wanted to dull the pain that dressing his severed nerves entailed. 
  • When the breathing appears difficult, cease the application of the chloroform. 

chloroformverb [ T ]

uk /ˈklɒr.ə.fɔːm/ us /ˈklɔːr.ə.fɔːrm/

to make someone unconscious using chlorofom:

They were chloroformed and robbed in their villa.

(Definition of “chloroform” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)