also ammoniac adjective Date: 1646 of, relating to, containing, or resembling ammonia

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  • ammoniacal — ammoniacal, ale, aux [ amɔnjakal, o ] adj. • 1748; de sel ammoniac ♦ Relatif à l ammoniac; contenant de l ammoniac. « la puanteur ammoniacale [de l urinoir] » (Cl. Simon). Sels ammoniacaux. ammoniacal, ale, aux adj. Qui est constitué par l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ammoniacal — ammoniacal, ale (a mmo ni a kal, ka l ) 1°   Adj. Quicontient de l ammoniaque. Sel, savon ammoniacal. 2°   S. m. plur. Terme de médecine. Les ammoniacaux, médicaments excitants, diffusibles, formés par l ammoniaque et ses principales combinaisons …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ammoniacal — [am΄ə nī′ə kəl] adj. of, like, or containing ammonia …   English World dictionary

  • Ammoniacal — Ammoniac Am*mo ni*ac, Ammoniacal Am mo*ni a*cal, a. Of, pertaining, or containing ammonia, or possessing its properties; as, an ammoniac salt; ammoniacal gas. [1913 Webster] {Ammoniacal engine}, an engine in which the vapor of ammonia is used as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • AMMONIACAL — ALE. adj. T. de Chimie. Qui a rapport à l ammoniaque, qui en contient, qui en a l odeur ou les propriétés. Sel ammoniacal. Savon ammoniacal. Odeur ammoniacale. Vapeur ammoniacale …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ammoniacal — adjective Pertaining to or containing ammonia. The presence of ammoniacal nitrogen (N ndash;NH) in leachate is one of the problems normally faced by landfill operators …   Wiktionary

  • ammoniacal — ammonia ► NOUN ▪ a colourless, intensely pungent gas, forming a strongly alkaline solution in water which is used as a cleaning fluid. DERIVATIVES ammoniacal adjective. ORIGIN from SAL AMMONIAC(Cf. ↑sal ammoniac) …   English terms dictionary

  • ammoniacal — /am euh nuy euh keuhl/, adj. 1. consisting of, containing, or using ammonia. 2. like ammonia. Also, ammoniac. [1725 35; AMMONIAC + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ammoniacal — Relating to ammonia. * * * am·mo·ni·a·cal .am ə nī ə kəl also am·mo·ni·ac ə mō nē .ak adj of, relating to, containing, or having the properties of ammonia * * * am·mo·ni·a·cal (am″o niґə kəl) containing ammonia or treated with… …   Medical dictionary

  • ammoniacal —    Pertaining to ammonia or its properties …   Forensic science glossary

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