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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic; A medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves.

Usage examples (36)
  • This led to the conception of an imponderable agency capable of certain movements, and to denote this agency the Greek word ether was borrowed.
  • And they (ACCU-TIP) do not group as well as the Hornady's in ether rifle.
  • I learned from Hanahan how to assay for the actions of phospholipases in ether solution.
  • The name ether comes from ancient Greek αἰθήρ (aithèr) where it means the upper, radiating, air. for more
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  • The doctor told her patient she could have "either" (one of two) no anesthetic or "ether" (a chemical) .
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