ammoniac definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, containing, or just like ammonia.
    • Of, pertaining, or containing ammonia, or having its properties
    • related to or containing or much like ammonia
  • noun:
    • A strong-smelling gum resin from the stems of a plant (Dorema ammoniacum) of western Asia, previously utilized in perfumery plus in medicine as an expectorant and a stimulant. Also referred to as gum ammoniac.
    • The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. Its brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellow rips, which take place singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar odor, and a nauseous, nice flavor, followed by a bitter one. It really is inflammable, partially soluble in liquid plus in nature of wine, and it is found in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the development of certain plasters.
    • just like gum ammoniac. See above.
    • the fragrant gum associated with ammoniac plant
  • others:
    • with respect to Ammon, or even his shrine in Libya: just into the phrases, or quasi-compounds, gum ammoniac and sal-ammoniac. See etymology, and definitions below.
    • Of, related to, or getting the properties of ammonia; ammoniacal.

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