Adjective "ethyl" definition and examples

(Ethyl may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɛθʌɪl//ˈɛθɪl//ˈiːθʌɪl//ˈiːθɪl/

Definitions and examples

noun

Of or denoting the hydrocarbon radical —C₂H₅, derived from ethane and present in many organic compounds.
  1. 'an ethyl group'
  2. 'The authors note, ‘Any of these ethyl esters might be used as an alternative to fossil fuels.’'
  3. 'Industrially ethanol is now mostly frequently manufactured by the catalytic hydration of ethene or by the hydrolysis of ethyl sulfates.'

More definitions

1. Chemistry. containing the ethyl group, as ethyl ether, C 4 H 10 O. noun

2. a type of antiknock fluid, containing tetraethyl lead and other ingredients for a more even combustion.

More examples(as adjective)

"corps can be ethyl."

"alcohols can be ethyl."

"presidents can be ethyl."

"shrs can be ethyl."

"corp.s can be ethyl."

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Origin

Mid 19th century: from German, from Äther ‘ether’ + -yl.