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chloral hydrate

chlo·ral hy·drate
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh l, klohr- hahy-dreyt]
    • /ˈklɔr əl, ˈkloʊr- ˈhaɪ dreɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh l, klohr- hahy-dreyt]
    • /ˈklɔr əl, ˈkloʊr- ˈhaɪ dreɪt/

Definitions of chloral hydrate words

  • noun chloral hydrate a colourless crystalline soluble solid produced by the reaction of chloral with water and used as a sedative and hypnotic; 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-ethanediol. Formula: CCl3CH(OH)2 3
  • noun chloral hydrate a colorless, crystalline compound, CCl3·CH(OH)2, used chiefly as a sedative 3
  • noun chloral hydrate Also called trichloroacetaldehyde, trichloroacetic acid aldehyde. a colorless, oily liquid, C 2 Cl 3 HO, having a pungent odor, usually derived by the chlorination of ethyl alcohol or of acetaldehyde and combining with water to form chloral hydrate. 1
  • noun chloral hydrate Also called chloral hydrate. Pharmacology. a white, crystalline solid, C 2 H 3 Cl 3 O 2 , formed by combining liquid chloral with water: used as a hypnotic. 1
  • noun chloral hydrate An organic compound with the chemical formula C2H3Cl3O2, used as a sedative and hypnotic drug and as a laboratory reagent and precursor. 0

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Origin of chloral hydrate

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35; chlor-2 + -al3

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Parts of speech for Chloral hydrate

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chloral hydrate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for chloral hydrate

noun chloral hydrate

  • peter — to diminish gradually and stop; dwindle to nothing: The hot water always peters out in the middle of my shower.
  • mickey finn — Also called Mickey Finn. Slang. a drink, usually alcoholic, to which a drug, purgative, or the like, has been secretly added, that renders the unsuspecting drinker helpless.
  • mickey — Also called Mickey Finn. Slang. a drink, usually alcoholic, to which a drug, purgative, or the like, has been secretly added, that renders the unsuspecting drinker helpless.

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