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ammonia

uh mohn yuh

  • n  a water solution of ammonia
  • n  a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)

  • To detect the ammonia, the E63 scoops up air, passes it over a wick saturated with hydrochloric acid and into a humidifying chamber.
  • Creatures that have ammonia instead of water in their tissues, would digest food by ammonolysis, i.
  • Because of the characteristics of its molecules, gaseous ammonia absorbs radio microwaves of certain sharp frequencies.
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  • Daniel Tani in International Herald Tribune
    Cool, I can feel the ammonia rushing in,Tani commented after he hooked up one of the fluid lines.
  • Curtis Sliwa in Forbes
    We were like mixing ammonia and bleach - very volatile, like the husband and wife in `Goodfellas,'Sliwa said. "It was great radio. But this is new management, and they want a national show."
  • Gen James E Cartwright in CBS News
    Describing the effects of hydrazine, Cartwright told CBS News, "it's similar to chlorine or to ammonia in that when you inhale it, it affects your tissues and your lungs. You know, it has the burning sensation. If you stay very close to it and...

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