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A solution of ammonium carbonate in alcohol or ammonia water, used in smelling salts.
[New Latin sāl volātile : Latin sāl, salt + Latin volātile, neuter of volātilis, flying.]
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1. (Elements & Compounds) another name for ammonium carbonate
2. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: spirits of ammonia or hartshorn (archaic)a solution of ammonium carbonate in alcohol and aqueous ammonia, often containing aromatic oils, used as smelling salts
[C17: from New Latin: volatile salt]
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sal′ vo•la′ti•le(voʊˈlæt lˌi)
an aromatic alcoholic solution of ammonium carbonate, the chief ingredient in smelling salts.
[1645–55; < New Latin: volatile salt]
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|Noun||1.||sal volatile - a solution of ammonium carbonate in ammonia water and alcohol|
solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"
smelling salts - a pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume; sniffed as a stimulant to relieve faintness
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n → Riechsalz nt
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