ammonia

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am·mo·nia

noun \ə-ˈmō-nyə\

: a colorless gas or liquid that has a strong smell and taste and that is used especially in cleaning products

Full Definition of AMMONIA

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:  a pungent colorless gaseous alkaline compound of nitrogen and hydrogen NH3 that is very soluble in water and can easily be condensed to a liquid by cold and pressure

Origin of AMMONIA

New Latin, from Latin sal ammoniacus sal ammoniac, literally, salt of Ammon, from Greek ammōniakos of Ammon, from Ammōn Ammon, Amun, an Egyptian god near whose temple at the Siwa oasis it was extracted
First Known Use: 1789

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am·mo·nia

noun \ə-ˈmō-nyə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMMONIA

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: a pungent colorless gaseous alkaline compound of nitrogen and hydrogen NH3 that is very soluble in water and can easily be condensed to a liquid by cold and pressure

ammonia

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Colourless, pungent gas composed of nitrogen and hydrogen, chemical formula NH. Easily liquefied by compression or cooling for use in refrigerating and air-conditioning equipment, it is manufactured in huge quantities. Ammonia is made by the Haber-Bosch process (see Fritz Haber). Its major use is as a fertilizer, applied directly to soil from tanks of the liquefied gas. Also employed as fertilizers are salts of ammonia, including ammonium phosphate and ammonium nitrate (the latter used in high explosives as well). Ammonia has many other industrial uses as a raw material, catalyst, and alkali. It dissolves readily in water to form ammonium hydroxide, an alkaline solution (see base) familiar as a household cleaner.

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