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ammoniac


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ammoniac  \Am*mo"ni*ac\,  Ammoniacal  \Am`mo*ni"a*cal\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  ammonia,  or  possessing  its  properties; 
  as  an  ammoniac  salt;  ammoniacal  gas. 
 
  {Ammoniacal  engine},  an  engine  in  which  the  vapor  of  ammonia 
  is  used  as  the  motive  force. 
 
  {Sal  ammoniac}  [L.  sal  ammoniacus],  the  salt  usually  called 
  {chloride  of  ammonium},  and  formerly  {muriate  of  ammonia}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ammoniac  \Am*mo"ni*ac\(or  Gum  ammoniac  \Gum`  am*mo"ni*ac\,  n. 
  [L.  Ammoniacum  Gr  ?  a  resinous  gum,  said  to  distill  from  a 
  tree  near  the  temple  of  Jupiter  Ammon;  cf  F.  ammoniac.  See 
  {Ammonite}.]  (Med.) 
  The  concrete  juice  (gum  resin)  of  an  umbelliferous  plant,  the 
  {Dorema  ammoniacum}.  It  is  brought  chiefly  from  Persia  in  the 
  form  of  yellowish  tears,  which  occur  singly,  or  are 
  aggregated  into  masses.  It  has  a  peculiar  smell,  and  a 
  nauseous,  sweet  taste,  followed  by  a  bitter  one  It  is 
  inflammable,  partially  soluble  in  water  and  in  spirit  of 
  wine,  and  is  used  in  medicine  as  an  expectorant  and 
  resolvent,  and  for  the  formation  of  certain  plasters. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ammoniac 
  adj  :  pertaining  to  or  containing  or  similar  to  ammonia  [syn:  {ammoniacal}] 
  n  :  the  aromatic  gum  of  the  ammoniac  plant  [syn:  {gum  ammoniac}] 




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