In addition, air tests from the trunk showing high levels of chloroform are expected.
The slightest novels are a blessing to those in distress, not chloroform itself a greater.
I shall give him chloroform, for I do not wish him to suffer any pain.
Specimens should be killed by chloroform as described for the toad, p. 5.
I caught a whiff of its odour—an odour too familiar to me—the sickly smell of chloroform.
Dr. Campbell wanted to give him chloroform as it would be very painful.
His ears rung as in the overture to the swooning dream of chloroform.
Put a few drops of chloroform on a piece of cotton under a tumbler turned upside down.
Imagination, deep thought and grief are as much anaesthetic as chloroform.
But when those others were the kind who went in for chloroform—and this time there was Doris to think of.
"trichloromethane," volatile liquid used as an anaesthetic, 1835, from French chloroforme, a hybrid coined 1834 by French chemist Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800-1884) from chlor-, comb. form meaning "chlorine" + formique "formic (acid)" (see formic (adj.)). As a verb, from 1848, the year its anaesthetic properties were discovered. Related: Chloroformed.
chloroform chlo·ro·form (klôr'ə-fôrm')
A clear, colorless, heavy, sweet-smelling liquid used sometimes as a general anesthetic; it has generally been replaced by less toxic, more easily controlled agents.