ethero-, ether-, aethero-, aether-, aither-

(Greek > Latin: burn, shine, to kindle; light up; the heavens; the upper air, the sky)

ether (s) (noun), ethers (pl)
1. A colorless liquid historically used as an anesthetic and which is highly flammable: "The nurse in the hospital applied ether to the patient so he would appear to be asleep and not feel pain or discomfort during the medical treatment".
2. A gas filled space in the sky beyond the earth's atmosphere and other celestial bodies; the heavens: "The astronomer used the telescope to peer through the ether, or skies surrounding the moon, in an attempt to see the mountains and valleys."
ether lavage (s) (noun), ether lavages (pl)
An obsolete, or out dated, practice of washing of the peritoneal (abdominal) cavity with ether as a treatment for acute intra-abdominal or pelvic infections.
etherated (adjective), more etherated, most etherated
A reference to the application of an anesthetic: "Just prior to the operation, the etherated patient was ready for the next procedure in the surgery."
ethereal (adjective), more ethereal, most ethereal
1. Descriptive of something that is insubstantial and airy: the upper areas of space; heavenly: Jack loved lying on the grass and dreaming about ethereal regions far away from everyday life of working in the gas station.
2. Concerning something or a person that is of delicate and exquisite beauty: The girl in the story had a quite ethereal appearance about her that was beyond belief.
ethereality (s) (noun), etherealities (pl)
etherealization (s) (noun), etherealizations (pl)
The act or the result of making spiritual.
etherealize (verb), etherealizes; etherealized; etherealizing
ethereally (adverb), more ethereally, most ethereally
etherealness (s) (noun), etherealnesses (pl)
etherean (adjective), more etherean, most etherean
ethereous (adjective), more ethereous, most ethereous
etherial (adjective) (an outdated or archaic form of ethereal
etheriality (s) (noun), etherialities (pl)
etherialization (s) (noun), etherializations (pl)
etheric (adjective), more etheric, most etheric

Etymologically related "light, shine, glow" word families: fulg-; luco-; lumen-, lum-; luna, luni-; lustr-; phengo-; pheno-; phospho-; photo-; scinti-, scintill-; splendo-.

Cross references of word groups that are related, directly, indirectly, or partly to: "fire, burn, glow, or ashes": ars-, ard-; -bust; cand-, cend-; caust-, caut-; crema-; ciner-; flagr-; flam-; focus, foci-; fulg-; gehenna-; ign-; phleg-; phlog-; pyreto-, -pyrexia; pyr-; spod- (ashes; waste); volcan-.