ALL meanings of chloral

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  • noun chloral a colourless oily liquid with a pungent odour, made from chlorine and acetaldehyde and used in preparing chloral hydrate and DDT; trichloroacetaldehyde 3
  • noun chloral a thin, oily, colorless liquid, CCl3CHO, with a pungent odor, prepared by the action of chlorine on alcohol: used in the manufacture of DDT 3
  • noun chloral chloral hydrate 3
  • noun chloral colourless liquid narcotic 1
  • noun chloral A colorless, viscous liquid made by chlorinating acetaldehyde. 1
  • noun chloral 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 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 A colourless narcotic liquid, trichloroacetaldehyde, CCl3CHO, obtained at first by the action of chlorine on alcohol and that, when treated with water, produces chloral hydrate. 0
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