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Synonyms for ammonia

a water solution of ammonia

a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)

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The pungency of ammonia bit her nostrils, wafted to her from the soaked sponge wherefrom he breathed the fiery fumes that cleared his brain.
He would go in like a man swimming under water; he would put his handkerchief over his face, and begin to cough and choke; and then, if he were still obstinate, he would find his head beginning to ring, and the veins in his forehead to throb, until finally he would be assailed by an overpowering blast of ammonia fumes, and would turn and run for his life, and come out half-dazed.
The falling of other walls had compressed the victim of my cruelty into the substance of the freshly-spread plaster; the lime of which, with the flames, and the ammonia from the carcass, had then accomplished the portraiture as I saw it.
The royal sot had nearly lost all consciousness, and all the ammonia in the world would not have set him on his feet again.
A simple thing--a few drops of druggist's ammonia in the water; but Saxon had never heard of it before.
If he comes out of this alive, his first act, after bathing the wounds with ammonia, will be to leave us for ever.