Chloroform, and morphia, and cocaine, and ethyl chloride have taught us that pain is an evil.
It is easily broken down by many substances (aluminium chloride, zinc chloride, &c.) into ethyl chloride and carbon dioxide.
Throat- and nose-sprays are much used, also sprays for the administration of local ansthetics (ethyl chloride).
Anæsthetise a small selected area of skin by spraying it with ethyl chloride.
ethyl chloride n.
A chemical compound that is a gas at room temperature and a colorless, volatile, flammable or explosive liquid under high pressure. It is used as a local anesthetic, a potent inhalation anesthetic, a refrigerant, and a solvent.