[ ih-ther-uh-fahy, ee-ther- ]
/ ɪˈθɛr əˌfaɪ, ˈi θər- /
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verb (used with object), e·ther·i·fied, e·ther·i·fy·ing.Chemistry.
to convert into an ether.
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OTHER WORDS FROM etherifye·ther·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for etherify
/ (ˈiːθərɪˌfaɪ, iːˈθɛrɪ-) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to change (a compound, such as an alcohol) into an ether
Derived forms of etherifyetherification, noun
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