chlorodyne

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of chloroform +‎ anodyne.

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Noun[edit]

chlorodyne (plural chlorodynes)

  1. A narcotic drug, made from chloroform, morphia and other substances.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘Consequences’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 71:
      Then he began, for he had a good memory, quoting a few of the more important notes in the papers—slowly and one by one as a man drops chlorodyne into a glass.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 5
      Mr. Pappleworth arrived, chewing a chlorodyne gum, at about twenty to nine, when all the other men were at work.