ethyl ether

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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, AL.com, "Alabama site off EPA Superfund list 52 years after chemical spill," 6 Jan. 2018

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Ethyl ether.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethyl%20ether. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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ethyl ether

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