chloral

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Contracted from chlor(ine) and al(cohol)

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chloral (uncountable)

  1. 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.

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