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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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So, the Fed threatens to raise interest rates, and the equity markets reach for their smelling salts. Intel Corporation, however, begs to differ.
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The next thing I knew smelling salts were being wafted."
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"Our luck must surely change sometime!" After soaking up punishment, the Drovers came out for the second half revitalised after a dose of smelling salts from coach Lyndon Lewis.
Although he is still gorgeous at 65, it's hard to believe that years ago the thought of being in the same room as him would have possibly brought on a heart attack or at least I would have needed some smelling salts.