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ammonia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ammonia  \Am*mo"ni*a\,  n.  [From  sal  ammoniac,  which  was  first 
  obtaining  near  the  temple  of  Jupiter  Ammon,  by  burning 
  camel's  dung.  See  {Ammoniac}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  gaseous  compound  of  hydrogen  and  nitrogen,  {NH3},  with  a 
  pungent  smell  and  taste:  --  often  called  {volatile  alkali}, 
  and  {spirits  of  hartshorn}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ammonia 
  n  1:  a  water  solution  of  ammonia  [syn:  {ammonia  water},  {ammonium 
  hydroxide}] 
  2:  a  pungent  gas  compounded  of  nitrogen  and  hydrogen 




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