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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Latin sal ammoniacus 'salt of Amon', from Amon ancient Egyptian god near one of whose temples the substance was obtained

ammonia

noun
     
Related topics: Compounds
am‧mo‧ni‧a [uncountable]
1 a clear liquid with a strong bad smell that is used for cleaning or in cleaning products
2HCC a poisonous gas with a strong bad smell that is used in making many chemicals, fertilizers etc

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