|ammonia (əˈməʊnɪə, -njə)|
|1.||a colourless pungent highly soluble gas mainly used in the manufacture of fertilizers, nitric acid, and other nitrogenous compounds, and as a refrigerant and solvent. Formula: NH3|
|2.||a solution of ammonia in water, containing the compound ammonium hydroxide|
|[C18: from New Latin, from Latin (sal) ammōniacus (sal) |
ammonia am·mo·nia (ə-mōn'yə)
A colorless, pungent gas used to manufacture a wide variety of nitrogen-containing organic and inorganic chemicals.
|ammonia (ə-mōn'yə) Pronunciation Key
A colorless alkaline gas that is lighter than air and has a strongly pungent odor. It is used as a fertilizer and refrigerant, in medicine, and in making dyes, textiles, plastics, and explosives. Chemical formula: NH3.