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  1. a water solution of ammonia Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste: - often called volatile alkali, and spirits of hartshorn. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Ammonia. A colorless alkaline gas. It is formed in the body during decomposition of organic materials during a large number of metabolically important reactions. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. A clear, sharp or pungentgas, readily soluble in water: used in medicine, in manufacturing ice, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A volatile alkaline gas NH2, very soluble in water, combining with acids to form a number of salts; see ammonium. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. A pungent gas yielded by smelling-salts, and by burning feathers, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Ammoniac, ammoniacal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Volatile alkali. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A pungent gas; also, a solution of this gas in water, called spirits of hartshorn, aqua ammonia, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The pungent volatile alkali in hartshorn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A transparent pungent gas; a substance used in medicine and the arts, from which hartshorn is made; the volatile alkali. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste: -- often called volatile alkali, and spirits of hartshorn. mso.anu.edu.au
  14. A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste: often called volatile alkali, and spirits of hartshorn. It is very soluble in water, forming a moderately alkaline solution, and is used in aqueous solution as a household cleaning agent, such as for cleaning grease from glass. dictgcide_fs
  15. am-m[=o]n'i-a, n. a pungent gas yielded by smelling-salts, burning feathers, &c.: a solution of ammonia in water (properly liquid ammonia): a name of a large series of compounds, analogous to ammonia, including amines, amides, and alkalamides.--adjs. AMMON'IAC, AMMON[=I]'ACAL, pertaining to, or having the properties of, ammonia.--ns. AMMON'IAC, AMMON[=I]'ACUM, a whitish gum resin of bitter taste and heavy smell, the inspissated juice of a Persian umbelliferous plant--used in medicine for its stimulant and expectorant qualities; AMMON'IAPHONE, an instrument invented about 1880, said to improve the quality of the singing and speaking voice, being an apparatus for inhaling peroxide of hydrogen and free ammonia.--adj. AMM[=O]N'IATED, containing ammonia.--n. AMMON'IUM, the hypothetical base of ammonia. [From sal-ammoniac, or smelling-salts, first obtained by heating camel's dung in Libya, near the temple of Jupiter Ammon.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. An alcali, so called, because obtained principally by decomposing sal ammoniac (muriate of ammonia) by lime. This gas is colourless, transparent, elastic, of a pungent, characteristic odour, and an acrid, urinous taste. It turns the syrup of violets green, and its specific gravity is 0.596. When inhaled, largely diluted with common air, it is a powerful irritant. When unmixed, it instantly induces suffocation. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  17. A colourless gas with pungent smell and strong alkaline reaction, spirit of hartshorn; (Chem.) large series of compounds, analogous to ammonia; Liquid A., solution of a. in water. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. A colorless alkaline gas, NH3. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. Also water charged with the same, called also ammonia water; stimulant. American pocket medical dictionary.
  20. A colorless gas, NH3, with a pungent suffocating odor, and a strong alkaline taste and reaction. Specific gravity 0.589. Soluble in water and alcohol. In its compounds it is widely diffused in nature. In composition it acts as a monacid base and forms crystalline salts, known as ammoniacal salts. For these salts see ammonium. List of poisons and their antidotes, see in appendix, page 938. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. n. A volatile alkali of a pungent smell; spirit of hartshorn. Cabinet Dictionary

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