Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A narcotic drug, made from chloroform, morphia and other substances.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A patent anodyne medicine, containing opium, chloroform, Indian hemp, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A powerful anodyne remedy, varying somewhat in composition, but containing morphine, chloroform, prussic acid, and extract of Indian hemp, flavored with sugar and peppermint.

Etymologies

Blend of chloroform and anodyne. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • From the cupboard he took a dark slender bottle labelled chlorodyne; and seating it on the table, fetched a glass and water-bottle from the bedroom.

    The Great Amulet

  • They went over the side along with the shore-dwelling folk and followed by him who trailed the sizzling chlorodyne bottle.

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

  • Now it happens that a paper-wrapped bottle of chlorodyne with a piece of harmless fuse projecting can fool anybody.

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

  • He dosed himself with chlorodyne, took his own pulse, smoked a thermometer, and lay back on the couch with a suppressed groan.

    Chapter 1

  • Thence down to Apia, where we bought a fresh bottle of chlorodyne and conversed on politics.

    Vailima Letters

  • Here has just been a fine alert; I gave my wife a dose of chlorodyne.

    Vailima Letters

  • I told them that I thought she would die; but they urged me to do something more for her, and as a last hope I gave her some brandy, with twenty-five drops of chlorodyne, and a few spoonfuls of very strong beef-tea.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • I gave her some chlorodyne, which she swallowed with difficulty, and left another dose ready mixed, to give her in a few hours; but about midnight they came to tell me that she was worse; and on going I found her very cold and weak, and breathing very hard, moving her head wearily from side to side.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Our hearts were wrung at this wretched sight and we longed to help; we even thought of giving it part of a drop of chlorodyne much diluted, but, fortunately for us, dared not do so, for my husband said to them, 'I do not think the child will live long.'

    Southern Arabia

  • Godfrey's cordial, Dalby's carminative, and Collis Browne's chlorodyne.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.