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smelling salts

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Simple Definition of smelling salts

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of smelling salts

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

1837

First Known Use of smelling salts

1837


Medical Dictionary

smelling salts

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Medical Definition of smelling salts

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




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