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Definition of Ether

Noun: ether  ee-thu(r)

  1. Any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom
     
  2. A medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
    - aether
     
  3. A colourless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anaesthetic
    - ethoxyethane, divinyl ether, vinyl ether, diethyl ether, ethyl ether
     
  4. [archaic] The fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
    - quintessence [archaic]

See also:
ethephons
ethereal

Anagrams containing the word ether

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