Definition of etherification in English:

etherification

(also aetherification)

noun

Chemistry
  • The action or process of converting ethanol into ether. In later use more widely: the action or process of converting any alcohol into an ether.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts. Originally from French étherification from éther + -ification.

Pronunciation

etherification

/ˌiːθərɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//ɪˌθɛrɪfɪˈkeɪʃn/