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chloral hydrate

n.1.a chemical substance (CCl3.CH(OH)2) which is a hydrate of trichloroacetaldehyde. It crystallizes as white monoclinic plates, obtained by treating chloral with water. It produces sleep when taken internally or hypodermically, and is used in medicine as a hypnotic and sedative; - called also chloral
Noun1.chloral hydrate - a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive
depressant, downer, knockout drops, Mickey Finn, sedative, sedative drug
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