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e•therˈi θər(n.)

  1. a colorless, highly volatile, flammable liquid, C4H10O, having an aromatic odor and sweet burning taste, used as a solvent and formerly as an inhalant anesthetic. (formerly) one of a class of compounds in which two organic groups are attached directly to an oxygen atom, having the general formula ROR.

    Category: Chemistry, Pharmacology

    Ref: Also called ethyl ether.

  2. upper regions of space; the clear sky; the heavens.

  3. the medium supposed by the ancients to fill the upper regions of space.

    Category: Antiquities

  4. a substance formerly supposed to occupy all space, accounting for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space.

    Category: Physics

Origin of ether:

1350–1400; < L aethēr the upper air, ether < Gk aithḗr, akin to aíthein to glow, burn

e•ther•icɪˈθɛr ɪk, ɪˈθɪər-(adj.)


  1. etheric(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the ether (all-pervading medium).

Anagrams of etheric

  1. erethic, heretic

  2. Erethic


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