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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the ethyl group.
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Origin of ethylic

First recorded in 1865–70; ethyl + -ic
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Historical Examples

  • Ether is a volatile liquid prepared from ethylic alcohol by interaction with sulphuric acid.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

    W. G. Aitchison Robertson

  • It burns with a blue colour, and is easily decomposed at 24°, splitting up into ethylic alcohol and hydric sulphide.

  • A product of the oxidation of ethylic alcohol and of the destructive distillation of wood, applied locally as a counterirritant.