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One entry found for ammonia.
Main Entry: am·mo·nia
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressmomacr-nyschwa
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin sal ammoniacus "ammonium chloride," literally "salt of Ammon," named for the Egyptian god Ammon near whose temple the salt was extracted
1 : a colorless gas that is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen, has a sharp smell and taste, is easily dissolved in water, can easily be made a liquid by cold and pressure, is used to make ice, fertilizers, and explosives, and is the chief nitrogen-containing waste product of many organisms that live in water
2 : a solution of ammonia in water
- am·mo·ni·a·cal /secondarystressam-schwa-primarystressnimacr-schwa-kschwal/ adjective

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