Definition of diethyl ether in English:

diethyl ether

noun

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

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

Pronunciation

diethyl ether

/dīˌeTHəl ˈēTHər/ /daɪˌɛθəl ˈiθər/