etherify

[ ih-ther-uh-fahy, ee-ther- ]
/ ɪˈθɛr əˌfaɪ, ˈi θər- /

verb (used with object), e·ther·i·fied, e·ther·i·fy·ing. Chemistry.

to convert into an ether.

Origin of etherify

First recorded in 1855–60; ether + -ify

Related forms

e·ther·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for etherify

etherify

/ (ˈiːθərɪˌfaɪ, iːˈθɛrɪ-) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to change (a compound, such as an alcohol) into an ether

Derived Forms

etherification, noun
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