Aqua ammoniae
Aqua A"qua, n. [L. See {Ewer}.] Water; -- a word much used in pharmacy and the old chemistry, in various signification, determined by the word or words annexed. [1913 Webster]

{Aqua ammoni[ae]}, the aqueous solution of ammonia; liquid ammonia; often called {aqua ammonia}.

{Aqua marine}, or {Aqua marina}. Same as {Aquamarine}.

{Aqua regia}. [L., royal water] (Chem.), a very corrosive fuming yellow liquid consisting of nitric and hydrochloric acids. It has the power of dissolving gold, the ``royal'' metal.

{Aqua Tofana}, a fluid containing arsenic, and used for secret poisoning, made by an Italian woman named Tofana, in the middle of the 17th century, who is said to have poisoned more than 600 persons. --Francis.

{Aqua vit[ae]}[L., water of life. Cf. {Eau de vie}, {Usquebaugh}], a name given to brandy and some other ardent spirits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • aqua ammoniae — noun see aqua ammonia * * * /euh moh nee ee / ammonia (def. 2). Also, aqua ammonia. [ < NL: lit., water of ammonia] …   Useful english dictionary

  • aqua ammoniae — /euh moh nee ee / ammonia (def. 2). Also, aqua ammonia. [ < NL: lit., water of ammonia] * * * …   Universalium

  • aqua ammoniae — /ækwə əˈmoʊnii/ (say akwuh uh mohneeee) noun → ammonia (def. 2). Also, aqua ammonia. {New Latin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aqua ammoniae — A solution of nitrogen and hydrogen …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • aqua am|mo|ni|ae — «uh MOH nee ee», ammonia gas dissolved in water. ╂[< New Latin aqua ammoniae (literally) water of ammonia] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aqua [1] — Aqua (lat.), 1) Wasser; z.B. A. calĭda (röm. Ant.), warmes Wasser, das bei den Griechen u. Römern bei Mahlzeiten herum gegeben, auch in Tabernen geschenkt ward. A. fervens, siedendes Wasser, u. A. frigida, kaltes Wasser, beides Wasserproben, s. u …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • ammonia — /euh mohn yeuh, euh moh nee euh/, n. Chem. 1. a colorless, pungent, suffocating, highly water soluble, gaseous compound, NH3, usually produced by the direct combination of nitrogen and hydrogen gases: used chiefly for refrigeration and in the… …   Universalium

  • ammonia — /əˈmoʊnjə/ (say uh mohnyuh), / iə/ (say eeuh) noun 1. a colourless, pungent, suffocating gas, NH3, a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen, very soluble in water. 2. Also, ammonia water, aqua ammoniae, aqueous ammonia. this gas dissolved in water,… …   Australian English dictionary

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