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paraldehyde

Syllabification: par·al·de·hyde
Pronunciation: /pəˈraldəˌhīd
 
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Definition of paraldehyde in English:

noun

Chemistry
A liquid made by treating acetaldehyde with acid, used medicinally as a sedative, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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