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sal volatile

[sal voh-lat-l-ee] /ˈsæl voʊˈlæt lˌi/
noun
1.
an aromatic alcoholic solution of ammonium carbonate, the chief ingredient in smelling salts.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Neo-Latin: volatile salt
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sal volatile

/vɒˈlætɪlɪ/
noun
1.
another name for ammonium carbonate
2.
Also called spirits of ammonia, (archaic) hartshorn. a solution of ammonium carbonate in alcohol and aqueous ammonia, often containing aromatic oils, used as smelling salts
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin: volatile salt
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Word Origin and History for sal volatile
sal volatile
1654, from Mod.L., lit. "volatile salt" (see salt + volatile); ammonium carbonate, especially as used in reviving persons who have fainted.
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