ammonium chloride

noun

Definition of ammonium chloride

: a white crystalline volatile salt NH4Cl that is used in dry cells and as an expectorant

called also sal ammoniac

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Recent Examples on the Web Tetro says to look for active ingredients such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, quaternary ammonium chloride, and phenolics. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Clean Your Luggage After a Trip, Because Germs," 20 Apr. 2020 The candy’s elements—licorice, salt, and, no joke, ammonium chloride—hit your tongue, throat, and nose in various combinations as the black morsel dissolves in your mouth over the course of a minute or two. Wired, "The Polestar 1 Is a Powerful Throwback Treat—Like Licorice," 5 Nov. 2019

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Ammonium chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammonium%20chloride. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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ammonium chloride

noun

Medical Definition of ammonium chloride

: a white crystalline volatile salt NH4Cl that is used in dry cells and as an expectorant

called also sal ammoniac

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