Definition of ether in English:
- Alternative names: diethyl ether, ethoxyethane; chemical formula: C2H5OC2H5
- In the recent past dentists were instrumental in the introduction of diethyl ether and nitrous oxide.
- The lipid was redissolved in diethyl ether that was then re-evaporated under nitrogen to complete dryness.
- The animals were anesthetized with diethyl ether, and their abdomens were opened by a midline incision.
- Included among these compounds are some of the best known of all chemical families, including the hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes and ketones, and organic acids.
- The chemicals included aliphatic hydrocarbons, glycol ethers, isopropanol, limonene, naphtha, oils, and varnishes.
- The emissions from surface-treated wood-based materials mainly originated from the oils and lacquers, and were mainly alcohols, unsaturated aldehydes, esters, glycol ethers, and glycol esters.
- The album leads the listener through a sonic tour of the ether on a radio ship picking up the most interesting sound tidbits floating about, bouncing around and intermingling with each other.
- When you work in television and radio what you do disappears into the ether, so it is very rewarding to do something with a longer shelf life.
- I don't know if any Americans are listening right now but I feel bound to make my small stamp on the ether on polling day.
- Maxwell believed electromagnetic waves such as light to be vibrations in the ether.
- Nineteenth-century physicists postulated the existence of an elastic solid, the aether, to account for the propagation of light.
- I am curious as to exactly when scientists found out that space is a vacuum and not made up of ether?
- Example sentences
- The etheric body absorbs, assimilates and distributes energy via centres called ‘Chakras’.
- And the idea that we are surrounded and interpenetrated by a sort of ghostly jelly appealed to the spiritualists of the day, who concocted the notion that we each have an etheric body as well as a material one.
- Humans - and everything that has ‘life’ - have an etheric body which looks identical to the physical body but functions at a higher frequency.
Late Middle English: from Old French, or via Latin from Greek aithēr 'upper air', from the base of aithein 'burn, shine'. Originally the word denoted a substance believed to occupy space beyond the sphere of the moon. sense 3 arose in the mid 17th century and sense 1 in the mid 18th century.
This comes via Latin from Greek aithēr ‘upper air’, from the base of aithein ‘burn, shine’. Originally it meant a substance believed to occupy space beyond the sphere of the moon. It was then used, from the mid 17th century, as a name for the rarefied substance formerly believed to permeate all space, a sense behind ethereal (early 16th century). The use of a volatile liquid as an anaesthetic is found from the mid 18th century. Ethernet, a blend of ether and network dates from the 1970s.
Words that rhyme with etherIbiza
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