Definition of paraldehyde in English:
A liquid made by treating acetaldehyde with acid, used medicinally as a sedative, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant.
- Quinaldine can be made by reacting aniline, hydrochloric acid, and paraldehyde.
- His first wife Vivienne had been prescribed Hoffman's anodyne and paraldehyde to treat her nervous condition, two anesthetics that exude a strong scent of ether.
- A young woman had a fit, and all the paraldehyde and other Western intervention we tried would not stop it.
Definition of paraldehyde in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India