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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sal volatile mean? 

  The noun SAL VOLATILE has 1 sense:

1. a solution of ammonium carbonate in ammonia water and alcohol

  Familiarity information: SAL VOLATILE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1sal volatile [BACK TO TOP]


A solution of ammonium carbonate in ammonia water and alcohol

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Nouns denoting substances


sal volatile; spirits of ammonia

Hypernyms ("sal volatile" is a kind of...):

solution (a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution)

Holonyms ("sal volatile" is a substance of...):

smelling salts (a pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume; sniffed as a stimulant to relieve faintness)

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