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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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ammonia

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

nAmmoniak nt
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ammonia

[əˈməʊnɪə] nammoniaca
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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.
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am·mo·nia

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

n amoniaco or amoníaco
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"And also the significant impact it will create regarding ammonia pollution on the community and wider area including High Ercall.
"The council noted that Shropshire Council introduced interim guidance on how it would assess the impact of ammonia emissions from livestock units in April 2018 and that the Government's clean air strategy published in January 2019 identified ammonia pollution as presenting a risk of biodiversity loss and potentially impacting human health."