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Meaning of AMMONIA

Pronunciation:  u'mownyu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)
  2. [n]  a water solution of ammonia

AMMONIA is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ammonia water, ammonium hydroxide
 See Also: ammonium, ammonium ion, binary compound, liquid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Am*mo"ni*a\, n. [From sal ammoniac, which was first
obtaining near the temple of Jupiter Ammon, by burning
camel's dung. See {Ammoniac}.] (Chem.)
A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, {NH3}, with a
pungent smell and taste: -- often called {volatile alkali},
and {spirits of hartshorn}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To dream of ammonia might indicate the coming to an end of a good friendship. This separation being the direct result of the behavior of that friend.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The common name for NH3, a strongly basic, irritating, colorless gas which is lighter than air and readily soluble in water. It is formed in nature as a by-product of protein metabolism in animals. Industrially, it is used in explosives, fertilizer, refrigerants, household cleaning solutions, etc.
  2. Ammonium hydroxide (NH4+), a solution of ammonia gas in water.
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