ammonia liquor

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ammonia liquor was in 1773

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“Ammonia liquor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammonia%20liquor. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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