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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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In addition to these rules, farmers are encouraged to incorporate organic fertilisers into the soil within 12 hours of spreading to significantly reduce ammonia pollution.
Other upgrades are needed to avoid sewage runoff into the Willamette during heavy rain, and to meet more stringent regulations on ammonia pollution and the temperature of water discharged into the river, officials said.
More than 80pc of ammonia pollution is produced by agriculture - mainly livestock manure but also from nitrogen fertilisers.