a flammable gas, C2H5Cl, used as a refrigerant, solvent, and anesthetic.
- Also called chloroethane.
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How to use ethyl chloride in a sentence
Anæsthetise a small selected area of skin by spraying it with ethyl chloride.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
It is easily broken down by many substances (aluminium chloride, zinc chloride, &c.) into ethyl chloride and carbon dioxide.
Chloroform, and morphia, and cocaine, and ethyl chloride have taught us that pain is an evil.The Fertility of the Unfit | William Allan Chapple
Throat- and nose-sprays are much used, also sprays for the administration of local ansthetics (ethyl chloride).