Synonyms of ether


1. quintessence, ether, element

usage: the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies

2. ether, organic compound

usage: any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom

3. ether, aether, medium

usage: a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves

4. ether, ethoxyethane, divinyl ether, vinyl ether, diethyl ether, ethyl ether, inhalation anesthetic, inhalation anaesthetic, inhalation general anesthetic, inhalation general anaesthetic

usage: a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic

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