smelling salts


smelling salts

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

: a chemical that has a strong smell and that is used to wake people up after they faint

Full Definition of SMELLING SALTS

:  a usually scented aromatic preparation of ammonium carbonate and ammonia water used as a stimulant and restorative

First Known Use of SMELLING SALTS

1837

smelling salts

noun plural but singular or plural in construction    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SMELLING SALTS

: a usually scented aromatic preparation of ammonium carbonate and ammonia water used as a stimulant and restorative

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