A colourless narcotic liquid, trichloroacetaldehyde, CCl3CHO, obtained at first by the action of chlorine on alcohol and that, when treated with water, produces chloral hydrate. (noun)
Examples of word chloral
JEAN CASAREZ, COURT TV: The medical examiner says that she was taking a liquid sleeping medication called chloral hydrate in combination with anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs that she was taking.
The thought of the chloral was the only spot of light in the dark prospect: she could feel its lulling influence stealing over her already.
No sooner had they left the room and locked me in than I tried so see how far down my throat my finger would go, and the chloral was allowed to try its effect elsewhere.
You cannot basically put this kind of chloral hydrate undetected in a beverage because it has a very distinctive, unpleasant taste.
Sedatives such as chloral hydrate may be used to quiet the animal.