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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a solution of ammonium carbonate in ammonia water and alcohol

Etymologies

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)

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