smelling salts

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smelling salts:

see ammoniaammonia,
chemical compound, NH3, colorless gas that is about one half as dense as air at ordinary temperatures and pressures. It has a characteristic pungent, penetrating odor.
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smelling salts

[′smel·iŋ ‚sȯls]
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