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chlorodyne

Line breaks: chloro|dyne
Pronunciation: /ˈklɔːrə(ʊ)dʌɪn
 
, ˈklɒ-/

Definition of chlorodyne in English:

noun

[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.

Origin

mid 19th century: blend of chloroform and anodyne.

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