(E*ther`i*fi*ca"tion) n. (Chem.) The act or process of making ether; specifically, the process
by which a large quantity of alcohol is transformed into ether by the agency of a small amount of sulphuric,
or ethyl sulphuric, acid.
(E*ther"i*form) a. [Ether + form.] Having the form of ether.
(E"ther*in), n. (Chem.) A white, crystalline hydrocarbon, regarded as a polymeric variety of
ethylene, obtained in heavy oil of wine, the residue left after making ether; formerly called also concrete
oil of wine.
(E`ther*i*za"tion) n. (Med.) (a) The administration of ether to produce insensibility. (b)
The state of the system under the influence of ether.
(E"ther*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Etherized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Etherizing ] [Cf. F. éthériser.]
1. To convert into ether.
2. To render insensible by means of ether, as by inhalation; as, to etherize a patient.
(E"ther*ol) n. [Ether + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) An oily hydrocarbon regarded as a polymeric
variety of ethylene, produced with etherin.
(Eth"ic Eth"ic*al) a. [L. ethicus, Gr. fr. custom, usage, character, dwelling; akin to custom, Goth.
sidus, G. sitte, Skr. svadh, prob. orig., one's own doing; sva self + dh to set: cf. F. éthique. See So,
Do.] Of, or belonging to, morals; treating of the moral feelings or duties; containing percepts of morality; moral; as,
ethic discourses or epistles; an ethical system; ethical philosophy.
The ethical meaning of the miracles.Trench. Ethical dative (Gram.), a use of the dative of a pronoun to signify that the person or thing spoken of is
regarded with interest by some one; as, Quid mihi Celsus agit? How does my friend Celsus do?
(Eth"ic*al*ly), adv. According to, in harmony with, moral principles or character.
(Eth"i*cist) n. One who is versed in ethics, or has written on ethics.
(Eth"ics) n. [Cf. F. éthique. See Ethic.] The science of human duty; the body of rules of duty
drawn from this science; a particular system of principles and rules concerting duty, whether true or false; rules
of practice in respect to a single class of human actions; as, political or social ethics; medical ethics.
The completeness and consistency of its morality is the peculiar praise of the ethics which the Bible
has taught.I. Taylor.
(Eth"ide) n. (Chem.) Any compound of ethyl of a binary type; as, potassium ethide.
(Eth"i*dene) n. [From Ether.] (Chem.) Ethylidene. [Obs.]
(Eth"ine) n. (Chem.) Acetylene.
Ethionic acid (Chem.), a liquid derivative of ethylsulphuric and sulphuric (thionic) acids, obtained by
the action of sulphur trioxide on absolute alcohol.
(Eth`i*on"ic) a. [Ethyl + thionic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid