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ammonia

am·mo·nia

ammonia

 
 
pronunciation:
mon y
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the pungent gas formed from the chemical combination of nitrogen and hydrogen, used esp. in refrigeration and in making fertilizers.
There was a strong smell of ammonia in the latrine.
definition 2: ammonium hydroxide, the compound formed by dissolving ammonia gas in water.
She still cleans her oven with ammonia the way her mother did.
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