• WordNet 3.6
    • v etherize anesthetize with ether
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 'Crack' is the street name given to cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Rather than requiring the more volatile method of processing cocaine using ether, crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water and heated to remove the hydrochloride, thus producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked.
    • Etherize To convert into ether.
    • Etherize To render insensible by means of ether, as by inhalation; as, to etherize a patient.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • etherize To convert into the chemical substance ether.
    • etherize To subject to the influence of ether: as, to etherize a patient.
    • etherize Also spelled etherise.
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The purity men love is like the mists which envelope the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. éthériser,


In literature:

Ether 1:6 6 And on this wise do I give the account.
"The Book Of Mormon An Account Written By The Hand Of Mormon Upon Plates Taken From The Plates Of Nephi" by Anonymous
All Lothar bristled with the bows and arrows of our ethereal host.
"Thuvia, Maid of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The world is growing too ethereal and spiritual to bear these enormities a great while longer.
"The House of the Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Yet there was nothing ethereal about it; all was real vitality, real warmth, real incarnation.
"Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy
Do you for an instant suppose that there is an English ether and a Sumatran ether?
"The Poison Belt" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Vagrant scents of the earth arrested Archie by the way with moments of ethereal intoxication.
"Weir of Hermiston an unfinished romance" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Her wonderful skin was clear and translucent, giving her an ethereal look.
"The Grain Of Dust" by David Graham Phillips
Morphine Spasms may be quieted by inhaling ether.
"The Miracle Mongers, an Exposé" by Harry Houdini
Before leaving this section of the subject, I should say a few more words upon the evidence as it affects the etheric body.
"The Vital Message" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The man's desire for the pork-chop remains literally as mystical and ethereal as his desire for heaven.
"Heretics" by Gilbert K. Chesterton

In poetry:

Drifting from starless abysses
Into the ether sublime,
Where is no upward nor downward,
Nor region nor record of Time!
"For Ever" by Henry Kendall
Her eye the pure ethereal blue,
Than that did fairer show,
Whene'er she watch'd a father's look,
Or wept a lover's woe:
"A Tale" by John Logan
That spark of heav'n's ethereal flame,
Thro' endless years shall shine;
And prove by its eternal life,
Its origin divine.
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath
While others, happiest of their kind!
Should in the ether soar,
As if no care would ever find,
No sorrow reach them more;
"Vignette - I" by Matilda Betham
``'Tis joy to mount, alone, aloft,
Into the ether clear,
And thence look down on garth and croft
Of red—roofed hamlets here.
"A Question Answered" by Alfred Austin
The wine-hued main, white marble frieze,
Dome of blue ether over all,
One still beholds, but nowhere sees
Panathenaic Festival.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

This test method covers the determination of the purity of ethyl tertiary-butyl ether by gas chromatography.
' Ether Man' gets 156 years for rapes.
One Foot in the Ether by The Band of Heathens, published by BOH.
The Brain Could a Dose of Ether Contain the Secret to Consciousness.
An Attack That Came Out of the Ether .
Out of the box and into the ether .
Atkins Diet Through the Aisles or the Ether .
Ether Re-emerges as the Je Ne Sais Quoi of Physics.
School of Seven Bells (with Stagnant Pools) light up the Luminary with eerie, ethereal soundscapes, Tuesday, August 28.
An ethereal dining experience where all the essentials are done right.
I had expected the spa to be one of those places where they burn aromatherapy candles and play ethereal music, but it wasn't like that at all.
A Google search this week for the name of the Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros with the word " ethereal " came up with 396,000 results.
One of the best security and network troubleshooting tools available on the Internet is a protocol analyzer (or packet sniffer) named Ethereal .
Ethereal , the champion New Zealand-bred Australian stayer by Rhythm, has been retired.
Ethertronics launched Ether 1.3.1, an Adaptive Antenna solution.

In science:

If the ether has some atomic structure, in some future the rulers become small enough to observe these atoms.
Generalization Of Lorentz-Poincare Ether Theory To Quantum Gravity
This has been found already by Fock . A spherical symmetric collapse or explosion leads to outgoing ether density waves. A remarkable property of post-relativistic gravity is that the part behind the horizon is not part of the complete solution.
Generalization Of Lorentz-Poincare Ether Theory To Quantum Gravity
In the ether interpretation, the time dilation for a falling observer becomes infinite, in a way that the limit of observed, distorted, time remains finite in infinite absolute time.
Generalization Of Lorentz-Poincare Ether Theory To Quantum Gravity
Note that ether density is greater near the surface, and reaches infinity at the horizon.
Generalization Of Lorentz-Poincare Ether Theory To Quantum Gravity
The collapse leads to a flow of ether into the black hole.
Generalization Of Lorentz-Poincare Ether Theory To Quantum Gravity