ammonium chloride

noun

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

called also sal ammoniac

Examples of ammonium chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That may be because chickens encounter a good deal of ammonium chloride in chicken coops—which are filled with feces and, thus, ammonium chloride. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 22 Nov. 2023 Just why did humans develop the ability to taste ammonium chloride? Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 22 Nov. 2023 Tetro says to look for active ingredients such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, quaternary ammonium chloride, and phenolics. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 31 Mar. 2023 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, 5 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ammonium chloride was in 1857

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“Ammonium chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammonium%20chloride. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

ammonium chloride

noun
: a white crystalline volatile salt used in dry cells and to cause the discharge of mucus from the respiratory tract

Medical Definition

ammonium chloride

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

called also sal ammoniac

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