ammonia liquor

variants: or ammoniacal liquor

Definition of ammonia liquor

: ammonia water especially : the impure solution obtained as a by-product in destructive distillation (as of coal, tar, and bones)

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First Known Use of ammonia liquor

1773, in the meaning defined above

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“Ammonia liquor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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