Conversion of an alcohol into an ether.

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ether·i·fi·ca·tion i-.ther-ə-fə-'kā-shən, .ē-thər- n the process of converting a substance (as an alcohol or phenol) into an ether
ether·i·fy i-'ther-ə-.fī vt, -fied; -fy·ing

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ether·i·fi·ca·tion (e″thər-ĭ-fĭ-kaґshən) the formation of an ether from alcohol.

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  • etherification — ether·i·fi·ca·tion …   English syllables

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