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əˈmoʊn yə, əˈmoʊ ni əam·mo·nia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ammonia water, ammonia, ammonium hydroxide(noun)

    a water solution of ammonia

  2. ammonia(noun)

    a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)


  1. ammonia(Noun)

    A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH, with a pungent smell and taste.

  2. Origin: From sal ammoniac, which was first obtained near the temple of Jupiter in Ammon, by burning camel's dung. See ammoniac.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ammonia(noun)

    a gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste: -- often called volatile alkali, and spirits of hartshorn

  2. Origin: [From sal ammoniac, which was first obtaining near the temple of Jupiter Ammon, by burning camel's dung. See Ammoniac.]


  1. Ammonia

    Ammonia or azane is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with the formula NH3. It is a colourless gas with a characteristic pungent smell. Ammonia contributes significantly to the nutritional needs of terrestrial organisms by serving as a precursor to food and fertilizers. Ammonia, either directly or indirectly, is also a building-block for the synthesis of many pharmaceuticals and is used in many commercial cleaning products. Although in wide use, ammonia is both caustic and hazardous. The global production of ammonia for 2012 is anticipated to be 198 million tonnes, a 35% increase over the estimated 2006 global output of 146.5 million tonnes. Ammonia, as used commercially, is often called anhydrous ammonia. This term emphasizes the absence of water in the material. Because NH3 boils at −33.34 °C at a pressure of 1 atmosphere, the liquid must be stored under high pressure or at low temperature. Household ammonia or ammonium hydroxide is a solution of NH3 in water. The concentration of such solutions is measured in units of the Baumé scale, with 26 degrees baumé being the typical high-concentration commercial product.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ammonia

    am-mōn′i-a, n. a pungent gas yielded by smelling-salts, burning feathers, &c.: a solution of ammonia in water (properly liquid ammonia): a name of a large series of compounds, analogous to ammonia, including amines, amides, and alkalamides.—adjs. Ammon′iac, Ammonī′acal, pertaining to, or having the properties of, ammonia.—ns. Ammon′iac, Ammonī′acum, a whitish gum resin of bitter taste and heavy smell, the inspissated juice of a Persian umbelliferous plant—used in medicine for its stimulant and expectorant qualities; Ammon′iaphone, an instrument invented about 1880, said to improve the quality of the singing and speaking voice, being an apparatus for inhaling peroxide of hydrogen and free ammonia.—adj. Ammōn′iated, containing ammonia.—n. Ammon′ium, the hypothetical base of ammonia. [From sal-ammoniac, or smelling-salts, first obtained by heating camel's dung in Libya, near the temple of Jupiter Ammon.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ammonia

    a pungent volatile gas, of nitrogen and hydrogen, obtained from sal-ammonia.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ammonia

    Ammonia. A colorless alkaline gas. It is formed in the body during decomposition of organic materials during a large number of metabolically important reactions.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ammonia

    Formerly an important city on the northeast coast of Africa. It was a strong fortress; restored by Justinian, and continued a place of some consequence till its complete destruction by Mehemet Ali in 1820.

Editors Contribution

  1. ammonia

    Is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with a known formula.

    Ammonia is used in cleaning agents, bleach and other substances used to clean a variety of things.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 30, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ammonia in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ammonia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ammonia in a Sentence

  1. Robert Downey Jr.:

    A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual, like I may even have an ammonia-filled tentacle or something somewhere on my body. That's okay

  2. Mayor Yona Yahav:

    We don't have a nuclear bomb, the intended 'nuclear bomb' is the combination of several rockets and the ammonia storage tanks in Haifa, the result of which would be like a nuclear bomb.

  3. Stef Bokhorst:

    What we see is that the poo produced by seals and penguins partly evaporates as ammonia, then, the ammonia gets picked up by the wind and is blown inland, and this makes its way into the soil and provides the nitrogen that primary producers need in order to survive in this landscape.

  4. Kelly Miller:

    Because Titan is the only moon in our solar system with a substantial atmosphere, scientists have wondered for a long time what its source was, the main theory has been that ammonia ice from comets was converted, by impacts or photochemistry, into nitrogen to form Titans atmosphere. While that may still be an important process, it neglects the effects of what we now know is a very substantial portion of comets: complex organic material.

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