Definition of diethyl ether in English:

diethyl ether

noun

  • A pleasant-smelling, colourless, volatile liquid that is highly flammable. It is used as an anaesthetic and as a solvent or intermediate in industrial processes.

    Alternative names: ethoxyethane, ether (see ether (sense 1)); chemical formula: C₂H₅OC₂H₅

Pronunciation

diethyl ether

/dʌɪˌiːθʌɪl ˈiːθə/