Complete Definition of "ether"

see|Ether

English
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Pronunciation
(WEAE) IPA|/ˈiː.θɚ/
audio|en-us-ether.ogg|Audio (US)
:*rhymes|iːθə(r)

Alternative spellings
aether italbrac|former British spelling
æther italbrac|former British spelling

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. organic compound A compound containing an oxygen atom bonded to two hydrocarbon groups.
  2. organic compound diethyl ether|Diethyl ether, a compound used as an early anaesthetic.

#alchemy In some versions of alchemy, this was the fifth element in addition to air, earth, fire and water.
#A substance (aether) once thought to fill all space that allowed Electromagnetic waves to pass through it and interact with matter, without exerting any resistance to matter or energy (disproved by Einstien in his Theory of Relativity).

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Translations
trans-top|chemical compound
German: Äther m, Ether m
Icelandic: ljósvaki m
Japanese: エーテル (ēteru)
trans-mid
Russian: эфир m
Scottish Gaelic: adhar fìnealta m
Swedish: eter c
trans-bottom

trans-top|fifth element of alchemy
German: Äther m, Ether m
Icelandic: ljósvaki m
Japanese: エーテル (ēteru)
trans-mid
Russian: эфир m
Scottish Gaelic: adhar fìnealta m
Swedish: eter c
trans-bottom

trans-top|space filling substance
German: Äther m
Icelandic: ljósvaki m
Japanese: エーテル (ēteru), イーサー (īsā)
trans-mid
Russian: эфир m
Scottish Gaelic: adhar fìnealta m
Swedish: eter c
trans-bottom

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