ethyl ether

ethyl ether
noun
a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
Derivationally related forms: ↑ethereal (for: ↑ether), ↑etherize (for: ↑ether), ↑etherify (for: ↑ether)
Hyponyms: ↑enflurane, ↑Ethrane

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noun
1. : ether 3a
2. : an ether in which one of the radicals united to oxygen is ethyl

an ethyl ether of a phenol

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Chem.
ether (def. 1).
[1875-80]

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ethyl ether see ↑ether
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Main Entry:ethyl

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ethyl ether,
= ether (def. 1). (Cf.ether)

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