ethyl ether


Definition of ethyl ether

Examples of ethyl ether in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the benzene that hadn't already soaked into the ground burned up, along with cars containing ethyl ether and acrylonitrile, a volatile compound used to make plastics and acrylic fibers. Dennis Pillion,, "Alabama site off EPA Superfund list 52 years after chemical spill," 6 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ethyl ether.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of ethyl ether

1852, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ethyl ether

Time Traveler for ethyl ether

Time Traveler

The first known use of ethyl ether was in 1852

See more words from the same year

Statistics for ethyl ether

Cite this Entry

“Ethyl ether.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ethyl ether

ethyl ether


Medical Definition of ethyl ether

More from Merriam-Webster on ethyl ether Encyclopedia article about ethyl ether

Comments on ethyl ether

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


Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!