CHCl3
Chloroform Chlo"ro*form, n. [Chlorine + formyl, it having been regarded as a trichloride of this radical: cf. F. chloroforme, G. chloroform.] (Chem.) A colorless volatile liquid, {CHCl3}, having an ethereal odor and a sweetish taste, formed by treating alcohol with chlorine and an alkali. It is a powerful solvent of wax, resin, etc., and is extensively used to produce an[ae]sthesia in surgical operations; also externally, to alleviate pain. [1913 Webster]

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