ammonia


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am·mo·nia

 (ə-mōn′yə)
n.
1. A colorless, pungent gas, NH3, extensively used to manufacture fertilizers and a wide variety of nitrogen-containing organic and inorganic chemicals.

[New Latin, from Latin (sāl) ammōniacus, (salt) of Amen, from Greek Ammōniakos, from Ammōn, Amun (from its having been obtained from a region near the temple of Amun, in Libya), from Egyptian jmn.]

ammonia

(əˈməʊnɪə; -njə)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless pungent highly soluble gas mainly used in the manufacture of fertilizers, nitric acid, and other nitrogenous compounds, and as a refrigerant and solvent. Formula: NH3
2. (Elements & Compounds) a solution of ammonia in water, containing the compound ammonium hydroxide
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin (sal) ammōniacus (sal) ammoniac1]

am•mo•nia

(əˈmoʊn yə, əˈmoʊ ni ə)

n.
1. a colorless, pungent, suffocating, highly water-soluble, gaseous compound, NH3, used chiefly for refrigeration and in the manufacture of commercial chemicals and laboratory reagents.
2. Also called ammonia water. ammonia dissolved in water; ammonium hydroxide.
[1790–1800; < New Latin, so called as being obtained from sal ammoniac. See ammoniac]

am·mo·nia

(ə-mōn′yə)
A colorless alkaline gas, NH3, that is lighter than air and has a strongly pungent odor. It is used as a fertilizer and refrigerant, in medicine, and in making dyes, textiles, plastics, and explosives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ammonia - a water solution of ammonia
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
2.ammonia - a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)
binary compound - chemical compound composed of only two elements
ammonium, ammonium ion - the ion NH4 derived from ammonia; behaves in many respects like an alkali metal ion
Translations
ماء النَّشَادِرنَشادِر، غاز النَّشادِر
amoniakčpavek
ammoniaksalmiakspiritus
ammoniakki
amonijak
ammóniaszalmiákszesz
ammoníaksalmíaksspíritus
アンモニア
amoniakas
amonjaksožamais spirts
amoniakčpavok
ammoniak
amonyak

ammonia

[əˈməʊnɪə] Namoníaco m
liquid ammoniaamoníaco m líquido

ammonia

[əˈməʊniə] n
(= gas) → ammoniac m
(= liquid) → ammoniaque f

ammonia

nAmmoniak nt

ammonia

[əˈməʊnɪə] nammoniaca

ammonia

(əˈmouniə) noun
1. a strong-smelling gas made of hydrogen and nitrogen.
2. a solution of this gas in water, used for cleaning etc.

am·mo·nia

n. amoníaco, gas alcalino que se forma por la descomposición de sustancias nitrogenadas y por aminoácidos.

ammonia

n amoniaco or amoníaco
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I see how it happened," he said, as he sat up, after taking a little more of the ammonia.
He would go in like a man swimming under water; he would put his handkerchief over his face, and begin to cough and choke; and then, if he were still obstinate, he would find his head beginning to ring, and the veins in his forehead to throb, until finally he would be assailed by an overpowering blast of ammonia fumes, and would turn and run for his life, and come out half-dazed.
The falling of other walls had compressed the victim of my cruelty into the substance of the freshly-spread plaster; the lime of which, with the flames, and the ammonia from the carcass, had then accomplished the portraiture as I saw it.
Melas, however, still lived, and in less than an hour, with the aid of ammonia and brandy I had the satisfaction of seeing him open his eyes, and of knowing that my hand had drawn him back from that dark valley in which all paths meet.
The royal sot had nearly lost all consciousness, and all the ammonia in the world would not have set him on his feet again.
At the depth of two hundred and forty miles our nostrils were assailed by almost overpowering ammonia fumes, and the temperature had dropped to TEN BELOW ZERO
He took a small bottle from his follower, and sniffed strong ammonia to clear his senses for the ordeal.
The pungency of ammonia bit her nostrils, wafted to her from the soaked sponge wherefrom he breathed the fiery fumes that cleared his brain.
Behind his counter he was a superior being, calmly conscious of special knowledge and worth; outside he was a weak-kneed, purblind, motorman-cursed rambler, with ill-fitting clothes stained with chemicals and smelling of socotrine aloes and valerianate of ammonia.
A simple thing--a few drops of druggist's ammonia in the water; but Saxon had never heard of it before.
If he comes out of this alive, his first act, after bathing the wounds with ammonia, will be to leave us for ever.
I was for giving him champagne, or brandy, ammonia, and quinine.