diethyl ether

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di·​eth·​yl ether | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈe-thəl- How to pronounce diethyl ether (audio) \

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While scientists still aren’t clear on how general anesthetics like diethyl ether work, there are a couple of leading hypotheses. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "We can make plants pass out—with the same drugs that mysteriously knock us out," 12 Dec. 2017 Without an anesthetic, the scientists could measure pulses, but the pulses were lost following diethyl ether exposure. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "We can make plants pass out—with the same drugs that mysteriously knock us out," 12 Dec. 2017

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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diethyl ether

noun
di·​eth·​yl ether | \ (ˌ)dī-ˌeth-əl- How to pronounce diethyl ether (audio) \

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