Definition of chlorodyne in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɔːrə(ʊ)dʌɪn/
Pronunciation: /ˈklɒrə(ʊ)dʌɪn/


[mass noun]
A preparation of chloroform and morphine formerly used to relieve pain.
Example sentences
  • The first major government committee of enquiry in the 20s considered only the treatment of morphine addiction, ignoring the widespread misuse of chlorodyne.
  • Confused by the chlorodyne which I had taken, I lay motionless in a semi-conscious state.
  • Several bottles of laudanum and chlorodyne were found in Dean's bedroom.


Mid 19th century: blend of chloroform and anodyne.

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