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diethyl ether

[dahy-eth-uh l]
noun Chemistry.
  1. ether(def 1).
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Origin of diethyl ether

First recorded in 1925–30; di-1 + ethyl
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British Dictionary definitions for diethyl ether

diethyl ether

  1. a formal name for ether (def. 1)
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diethyl ether in Medicine

diethyl ether

  1. A pungent, volatile, highly flammable liquid derived from the distillation of ethyl alcohol with sulfuric acid and widely used as an inhalation anesthetic.ethyl ether ethyl oxide sulfuric ether
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diethyl ether in Science

diethyl ether

  1. See ether.
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