diethyl ether definition

  • noun:
    • See ether.
    • A clear, colorless, extremely flammable liquid with a decreased boiling point and chemical formula CH3-CH2-O-CH2-CH3. Utilized as a solvent plus in days gone by as a general anesthetic.
    • a colorless volatile very inflammable liquid formerly utilized as an inhalation anesthetic
    • See ether.
    • an obvious, colorless, very combustible fluid with a minimal boiling-point and chemical formula CH3-CH2-O-CH2-CH3. Used as a solvent as well as in days gone by as a broad anesthetic.
    • a colorless volatile extremely inflammable fluid previously made use of as an inhalation anesthetic

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