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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.
(Pharmacology) a pungent preparation containing crystals of ammonium carbonate that has a stimulant action when sniffed in cases of faintness, headache, etc
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.
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|Noun||1.||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"