smelling salts

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

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


SMELLING SALTS Defined for English Language Learners

smelling salts

noun

Definition of smelling salts for English Language Learners

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


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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