smelling salts

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smell·ing salts

(smĕl′ĭng)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Any of various preparations of ammonium carbonate and perfume, sniffed as a restorative or stimulant especially to relieve faintness and headache.

smelling salts

pl n
(Pharmacology) a pungent preparation containing crystals of ammonium carbonate that has a stimulant action when sniffed in cases of faintness, headache, etc

smell′ing salts`


n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a preparation for smelling, essentially of ammonium carbonate with some agreeable scent, used as a stimulant and restorative.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smelling salts - a pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume; sniffed as a stimulant to relieve faintness
formulation, preparation - a substance prepared according to a formula; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
sal volatile, spirits of ammonia - a solution of ammonium carbonate in ammonia water and alcohol
Translations

smelling salts

[ˈsmelɪŋsɔːlts] NPLsales fpl aromáticas

smelling salts

plRiechsalz nt

smelling salts

[ˈsmɛlɪŋˌsɔːlts] nplsali mpl
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