diethyl ether

[ dahy-eth-uh l ]
/ daɪˈɛθ əl /

noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. dietary law,
  2. dietary supplement,
  3. dieter,
  4. dietetic,
  5. dietetics,
  6. diethyl oxide,
  7. diethylacetal,
  8. diethylaminoethanol,
  9. diethylcarbamazine citrate,
  10. diethylene glycol

Origin of diethyl ether

First recorded in 1925–30; di-1 + ethyl

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British Dictionary definitions for diethyl ether

diethyl ether

/ (daɪˈɛθɪl) /

noun

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

diethyl ether

[ dī-ĕthəl ]

n.

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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Science definitions for diethyl ether

diethyl ether

[ dī-ĕthəl ]

See ether.
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