diethyl ether

diethyl ether

[dahy-eth-uhl]
noun Chemistry.
ether ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1925–30; di-1 + ethyl

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diethyl ether (daɪˈɛθɪl)
 
n
a formal name for ether

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diethyl ether di·eth·yl ether (dī-ěth'əl)
n.
A pungent, volatile, highly flammable liquid derived from the distillation of ethyl alcohol with sulfuric acid and widely used as an inhalation anesthetic. Also called ethyl ether, ethyl oxide, sulfuric ether.

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diethyl ether   (dī-ěth'əl)  Pronunciation Key 
See ether.
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diethyl ether

well-known anesthetic, commonly called simply ether, an organic compound belonging to a large group of compounds called ethers; its molecular structure consists of two ethyl groups linked through an oxygen atom, as in C2H5OC2H5.

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