Habitual use of chloral compounds as an intoxicant, or the symptoms caused thereby.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Chloralism — Chlo ral*ism, n. (Med.) A morbid condition of the system resulting from excessive use of chloral. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chloralism — chloˈralism noun The habit, or the morbid effects, of using chloral hydrate • • • Main Entry: ↑chlor …   Useful english dictionary

  • chloral —   n. oily liquid obtained from chlorine and alcohol; (properly    ♦ chloral hydrate) sleeping draught obtained from chloral.    ♦ chloralism, n. condition due to abuse of this …   Dictionary of difficult words

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