transitive verb-·fied·, -·fy·ing
to change (an alcohol) into ether
transitive verbe·ther·i·fied, e·ther·i·fy·ing, e·ther·i·fies
To convert (an alcohol) into an ether.
(third-person singular simple present etherifies, present participle etherifying, simple past and past participle etherified)
- (organic chemistry) To convert (an alcohol etc.) into an ether.
ether + -ify