Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To treat with Nessler's reagent; determine (ammonia) with the help of Nessler's reagent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Chem.) To treat or test, as a liquid, with a solution of mercuric iodide in potassium iodide and potassium hydroxide, which is called Nessler's solution or Nessler's test, and is used to detect the presence of ammonia.

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  • verb chemistry To treat or test (a liquid) with a solution of mercuric iodide in potassium iodide and potassium hydroxide, which is called Nessler's solution or Nessler's test, and is used to detect the presence of ammonia.

Etymologies

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Nessler +‎ -ize, after the name of a chemist.

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