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ethernoun [U]

 us   /ˈi·θər/
chemistry a ​colorlessliquid used, esp. in the past, to put ​people to ​sleep before an ​operation
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ethernoun

uk   /ˈiː.θər/  us   /-θɚ/
  • ether noun (MEDICAL)

[U] a ​clearliquid used, ​especially in the past, as an ​anaesthetic to make ​peoplesleep before a ​medicaloperation
  • ether noun (SKY)

the ether [S] the ​sky or the ​air, ​especiallyconsidered as being ​full of ​radiowaves
(Definition of ether from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ether”
in Spanish éter…
in Vietnamese ête…
in Malaysian cecair eter…
in Thai สารอีเธอร์…
in French éther…
in German der Äther…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医学的, (尤指旧时用于麻醉的)醚,乙醚…
in Indonesian eter…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫學的, (尤指舊時用於麻醉的)醚,乙醚…
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