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Definitions of ether

  1. a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid used as an inhalation anesthetic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (archaic) the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. A medium of great elasticity and extreme tenuity, supposed to pervade all space, the interior of solid bodies not excepted, and to be the medium of transmission of light and heat; hence often called luminiferous ether. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Supposed matter above the air; the air itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A light, volatile, mobile, inflammable liquid, (C2H5)2O, of a characteristic aromatic odor, obtained by the distillation of alcohol with sulphuric acid, and hence called also sulphuric ether. It is powerful solvent of fats, resins, and pyroxylin, but finds its chief use as an anaesthetic. Called also ethyl oxide. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Any similar oxide of hydrocarbon radicals; as, amyl ether; valeric ether. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A mobile, very volatile, highly flammable liquid used as an inhalation anesthetic and as a solvent for waxes, fats, oils, perfumes, alkaloids, and gums. It is mildly irritating to skin and mucous membranes. Medical Dictionary DB
  12. The upper purer air; a liquid anesthetic; the medium through which the rays of light and heat are transmitted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 1. A substance resulting from the action of an acid on an alcohol. 2. Ethyl or sulphuric ether (C2H5)2O; see oether. 3. A gas of extreme tenuity which is assumed to pervade all space as well as all solids and liquids, and to be the transmitter of the rays of heat and of light. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Volatile anesthetic, usually preferred to chloroform. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. The clear, upper air: the subtile medium supposed to fill all space: a light, volatile, inflammable fluid. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A fluid medium supposed to fill all space; a class of volatile liquids. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A colorless volatile liquid, used as an anesthetic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A supposed medium filling all space, and transmitting the vibrations of light, heat, and electricity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The upper air. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. An extremely subtile element conceived by the ancients to occupy the upper regions of space, and to be the primal fire-light-and life-centre of things; a subtile material element presumed to pervade all space, and to constitute the medium of the transmission of light and heat; a very light, volantile, and inflammable fluid, produced by the distillation of alcohol with an acid, especially with sulphuric acid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. An extremely fine fluid, supposed to fill all space beyond the limits of our atmosphere; a very light volatile and inflammable liquid, obtained from alcohol and an acid by distillation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. A light, volatile, mobile, inflammable liquid, C2H52O, of a characteristic aromatic odor, obtained by the distillation of alcohol with sulphuric acid, and hence called also sulphuric ether. It is powerful solvent of fats, resins, and pyroxylin, but finds its chief use as an anaesthetic. Called also ethyl oxide. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. (abundance ), one of the cities of Judah in the low country, the Shefelah , ( Joshua 15:42 ) allotted to Simeon. ( Joshua 19:7 ) biblestudytools.com
  24. A concurrent object-oriented language? foldoc_fs
  25. [=e]'th[.e]r, n. the clear, upper air: the subtile medium supposed to fill all space: a colourless, transparent, volatile liquid of great mobility and high refractive power, and possessing a fragrant odour and a fiery, passing to a cooling, taste.--adj. ETH[=E]'REAL, consisting of ether: heavenly: airy: spirit-like.--n. ETHEREALIS[=A]'TION.--v.t. ETH[=E]'REALISE, to convert into ether, or the fluid ether: to render spirit-like.--n. ETHEREAL'ITY.--adv. ETH[=E]'REALLY.--adj. ETH[=E]'REOUS (Milt.), ethereal.--n. ETHERIFIC[=A]'TION.--adj. E'THERIFORM.--n. ETHERIS[=A]'TION.--v.t. E'THERISE, to convert into ether: to stupefy with ether.--n. E'THERISM, the condition induced by using ether. [L.,--Gr. aith[=e]r, aithein, to light up.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Aeher, Aether sulphuricus-e. Acetic, see Aether-e. Acitique, see Aether sulphuricus­-e. Azoteux, see Aether sulphuricus-e. Azoteux alcoolise, Spiritus aetheris nitrici. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  27. Clear sky, upper regions beyond clouds; (Physics) subtle elastic fluid permeating space& filling interstices between particles of air& other matter, medium through which light-waves are propagated, whence etheric a.; (Chem.) colourless light volatile liquid produced by action of sulphuric acid& other acids on alcohol, an anaesthetic. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. The subtle fluid believed to fill all space. American pocket medical dictionary.
  29. Ethyl oxid, (C2H5)2O, volatile liquid used as an anesthetic, stimulant, anodyne, and solvent. American pocket medical dictionary.
  30. In physics, a supposititious medium of extreme tenuity pervading all space, whose vibrations serve, according to the undulatory theory, for the transmission of luminous, thermal, and electrical impulses. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  31. A volatile liquid containing not less than 96 per cent, ethyl oxid [U. S. Ph] or 92 per cent. [Br. Ph.]. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  32. Primarily, any medium of extreme tenuity. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  33. (Chem.) A light volatile liquid obtained by distilling alcohol. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  34. [L., Gr., the upper air.] (Phys.) A medium of perfect elasticity and extreme tenuity, supposed to pervade space, and to propagate undulatory movements which affect us with the sensation of light and radiant heat. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  35. n. [Greek] A subtle fluid or medium supposed to pervade all space, and to be the medium of transmission of light and heat;—a very light, volatile, and inflammable fluid, produced by the distillation of alcohol with sulphuric acid. Cabinet Dictionary
  36. An element more fine and subtle than air, air refined or sublimed; the matter of the highest regions above; a chymical preparation. Complete Dictionary

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