from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A solution of ammonium carbonate in alcohol or ammonia water, used in smelling salts.
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- n. ammonium carbonate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Spirits of ammonia.
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- n. a solution of ammonium carbonate in ammonia water and alcohol
New Latin : Latin sāl, salt + Latin volātile, neuter of volātilis, flying.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin, literally, volatile salt (Wiktionary)