Meaning of AMMONIA in English


Pronunciation: ə - ' m ō -ny ə

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin sal ammoniacus sal ammoniac, literally, salt of Ammon, from Greek amm ō niakos of Ammon, from Amm ō n Ammon, Amun, an Egyptian god near whose temple at the Siwa oasis it was extracted

Date: 1789

1 : a pungent colorless gaseous alkaline compound of nitrogen and hydrogen NH 3 that is very soluble in water and can easily be condensed to a liquid by cold and pressure


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