Part of speech: noun

A pungent gas; also, a solution of this gas in water, called spirits of hartshorn, aqua ammonia, etc.

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Usage examples "ammonia":

  1. The heating is continued until the strong odor of ammonia ceases almost entirely, a small quantity of water being added to make up for that lost by evaporation. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. In the muscular tissue, and in the other tissues as well, the proteids are reduced to a lower order of compounds, such as the compounds of ammonia, which pass into the blood and are then taken up by the liver. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  3. Joy, dear, run to the house and get some brandy and spirits of ammonia, and a spoon. - "The Wishing-Ring Man", Margaret Widdemer.