aromatic spirit of ammonia

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1. a volatile or distilled liquid.
2. an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution of a volatile material.
aromatic ammonia spirit (aromatic spirit of ammonia) a mixture of ammonia, ammonium carbonate, and other agents for use as an inhalant to revive a person who has fainted.
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