etherify [ih-ther-uh-fahy, ee-ther-] Word Origin verb (used with object), e·ther·i·fied, e·ther·i·fy·ing. Chemistry.

  1. to convert into an ether.

Origin of etherify First recorded in 1855–60; ether + -ify Related formse·ther·i·fi·ca·tion, noun British Dictionary definitions for etherify etherify verb -fies, -fying or -fied

  1. (tr) to change (a compound, such as an alcohol) into an ether

Derived Formsetherification, noun

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