Definition of Ammonia

1. Noun. A water solution of ammonia.

Exact synonyms: Ammonia Water, Ammonium Hydroxide
Generic synonyms: Liquid
Derivative terms: Ammoniate

2. Noun. A pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3).
Generic synonyms: Binary Compound
Specialized synonyms: Ammonium, Ammonium Ion
Derivative terms: Ammoniate

Definition of Ammonia

1. n. A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste: -- often called volatile alkali, and spirits of hartshorn.

Definition of Ammonia

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste. ¹

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Definition of Ammonia

1. a pungent gas [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ammonia

1. The common name for NH3, a strongly basic, irritating, colourlessgas which is lighter than air and readily soluble in water. It is formed in nature as a by-product of protein metabolism in animals.Industrially, it is used in explosives, fertiliser, refrigerants, household cleaningsolutions, etc. Ammonium hydroxide (NH4+), a solution of ammonia gas in water. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ammonia

ammonia (current term)
ammonia alum
ammonia borane
ammonia caramel
ammonia clock
ammonia detoxication
ammonia fixation
ammonia monooxygenase
ammonia rash
ammonia water
ammoniacal urine

Literary usage of Ammonia

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1873)
"At a temperature of 23° and the pressure of the atmosphere, it consists of about four parts of nitrate to one of ammonia by weight; but under greater ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"In both gas and coke-oven works the ammonia is recovered by cooling the gas, when tar and aqueous vapour condense, the condensed water removing a large ..."

3. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev, Thomas Atkinson Lawson (1897)
"This ammoniacal liquor is placed in a retort with lime and heated ; the ammonia is then evolved together with steam.1 In the arts, only a small amount of ..."

4. The Analyst (1877)
"Albuminoid ammonia 0.1563 0.0476 The same sample after being kept for eight months — Free ammonia Albuminoid ammonia 0.0008 0.0207 "Water from the Bourne ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1902)
"Formerly aqua ammonia of 26° B£., or 29.0 per cent. NHS, was shipped in carboys. The shipments of aqua soon became so large that it was no longer ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The compounds of nitrogen may be arranged under the heads of ammonia, nitrates, ... ammonia. This, the only known compound of hydrogen with nitrogen, ..."

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