Definition of Ammoniac

1. Noun. The aromatic gum of the ammoniac plant.

Exact synonyms: Gum Ammoniac
Generic synonyms: Gum
Derivative terms: Ammoniacal



2. Adjective. Pertaining to or containing or similar to ammonia.
Exact synonyms: Ammoniacal
Partainyms: Ammonia, Ammonia

Definition of Ammoniac

1. a. Of or pertaining to ammonia, or possessing its properties; as, an ammoniac salt; ammoniacal gas.

2. n. The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.

Definition of Ammoniac

1. a gum resin [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ammoniac

1. A gum resin from a plant of western Asia, Dorema ammoniacum (family Umbelliferae); used internally as a stimulant and expectorant, and externally as a counterirritant plaster. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ammoniac

ammonaemia
ammonal
ammonals
ammonia
ammonia-lyases
ammonia alum
ammonia borane
ammonia caramel
ammonia clock
ammonia detoxication
ammonia fixation
ammonia monooxygenase
ammonia rash
ammonia water
ammoniac (current term)
ammoniacal
ammoniacal urine
ammoniacs
ammonialike
ammonian
ammonias
ammoniate
ammoniated
ammoniated mercuric chloride
ammoniated mercury
ammoniated tincture
ammoniates
ammoniating
ammoniation

Literary usage of Ammoniac

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"THE manufacture of mosaic gold (sublimed stannic sulfid) by the sublimation of tin-amalgam, sal ammoniac and sulfur was known to the later alchemists, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"»Sal-ammoniac has the composition represented by the formula N'II,C1. This formula agrees with all the chemical actions of the substance and of all the ..."

3. Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry by Pierre Joseph Macquer, Andrew Reid (1758)
"Through the hole in your retort pour a quantity of Oil of Vitriol or Spirit of Nitre equal in weight to your Sal ammoniac. ..."

4. Select Methods in Chemical Analysis. (Chiefly Inorganic). by William Crookes (1871)
"The solution that passes through the filter contains much sal-ammoniac, ... The Removal of the Sal-ammoniac unavoidably Accumulated in the Process of ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1855)
"ON THE EMPLOYMENT OF SAL ammoniac TO PREVENT INCRUSTATIONS IN STEAM-BOILERS. The employment of sal ammoniac to prevent incrustations in steam- boilers, ..."

6. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1855)
"The employment of sal ammoniac to prevent incrustations in steam- boilers, to remove them when formed, has formed the subject of a series of experiments ..."

7. Elements of Chemistry by Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal, William Nicholson (1800)
"It is known by the name of Sal ammoniac. This fait may be directly formed by decom- ... the muriate of lime by the means of ammoniac, as Mr. Baume has ..."

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