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English definition of “ether”

ether

noun uk   /ˈiː.θər/ us    /-θɚ/

ether noun (MEDICAL)

[U] a clear liquid used, especially in the past, as an anaesthetic to make people sleep before a medical operationSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical

ether noun (SKY)

the ether [S] the sky or the air, especially considered as being full of radio wavesThe Earth and outer space - general words
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