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tr.v. e·ther·i·fied, e·ther·i·fy·ing, e·ther·i·fies
To convert (an alcohol) into an ether.
e·ther′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Chemistry) (tr) to change (a compound, such as an alcohol) into an ether
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Past participle: etherified
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|Verb||1.||etherify - change into an ether; "etherify an alcohol"|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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