de–ethanize

transitive verb de–eth·a·nize \(ˈ)dē¦ethəˌnīz\

Definition of de–ethanize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to remove ethane and sometimes lighter fractions from (as cracked gasoline) by distillation

de–ethanizer

\-zə(r)\ noun, plural

-s

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of de–ethanize

de- + ethane + -ize


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up de–ethanize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!