verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for chloroform
In addition, air tests from the trunk showing high levels of chloroform are expected.
Formic acid was supposed to be an oxide of formyl; and chloroform, the terchloride of formyl.
The effects of the chloroform were wearing off, but the gag kept him silent, and the ropes bound his hands and feet.Baseball Joe in the Big League|Lester Chadwick
I have often exhibited twenty to thirty drops of chloroform with an equal quantity of laudanum with excellent results.
British Dictionary definitions for chloroform
Word Origin for chloroform
Word Origin and History for chloroform
"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.