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
References in classic literature ?
Waltzing, I blush to own it, means picking me up off the floor, and putting smelling salts to my nostrils.
Lady Carey disembarked, a complete wreck, leaning on the arm of her maid, and with a bottle of smelling salts clutched in her hand.
It was evening, and Bradley was walking in his garden observed from behind a blind by gentle little Miss Peecher, who contemplated offering him a loan of her smelling salts for headache, when Mary Anne, in faithful attendance, held up her arm.
Let those needing smelling salts and counselling over this mishap look at our city's unpalatable truths that went unmentioned.
The next thing I knew smelling salts were being wafted.
On the aptly-named Boxing Day of 1967 Coventry's Brian Lewis took a memorable righthook to the chin for grabbing his goolies - and the previous year Fulham's Mark "Pancho" Pearson needed smelling salts after being poleaxed by a stunning four-jab combination from the Scot (below).
After soaking up punishment, the Drovers came out for the second half revitalised after a dose of smelling salts from coach Lyndon Lewis.
Roach, who is expected to train Pacquiao for his upcoming bout on April 12 against a still unknown opponent, said there should be a thorough investigation on Ariza's alleged use of smelling salts in between rounds during the Maidana vs.
It was a huge success and was held in a beautiful starlit marquee at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United (Tim needed smelling salts when he arrived).
So if you put him in an environment where he is smelling the smelling salts in the changing room it can be counter-productive.
So it is bad enough that Madrid is delivering another dose of smelling salts instead of administering last rites.