1. pertaining to or containing or similar to ammonia
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How To Use ammoniacal In A Sentence

  • Scotch colley, -- a lean, wrinkled, dark-faced woman, who is unwinding the bandages from a squalling _Bambino_, -- a mixed odor of garlic and of goats, that is quickened with an ammoniacal pungency, -- and you may form some idea of the home of a small Roman farmer in our day. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863
  • Its natural form, at the temperature of the atmosphere, when free from combination, is that of gas; and in this state it is called _ammoniacal gas_. Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2 In Which the Elements of that Science Are Familiarly Explained and Illustrated by Experiments
  • If the odor of the urine is strong, record whether the urine smells urinoid, fruity (like acetone or fingernail polish remover), putrid (fecal smelling) or ammoniacal (like ammonia).
  • His breath, an ammoniacal reek that could have blistered paintwork, made her blink. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
  • The ammoniacal acetone supernatant containing extracted pigments was discarded, and the lipoprotein pellet was suspended in 2 mL of homogenization buffer.
  • Contributing to the stink was food in various stages of preservation or decay, cooked, uncooked, and rotten; burning oils, often rancid since fresh congealed lumps of fat were usually added to old oil in the lamps; baskets used for defecation, not always dumped immediately; containers of urine saved and left standing to become ammoniacal by the decomposition of urea through bacteria; and people. The Mammoth Hunters
  • Cupron is highly selective for copper ion in ammoniacal solution and for molybdenum in acid.
  • Current research has shown an increase in soil acidification through anthropogenic effects including acid precipitation and nitrification of ammoniacal fertilizers.
  • It is a blend of many smells, of dung-fires and of cooking food, the sweet smell of new-cut hay and the ammoniacal smell of the horses, and the stench of human sewage in open pits, of leather and pitch and horse-sweat and woodshavings and sour beer. River God
  • Round the outside of some of these rings was a slow fire, which just singes the tops of the bits of rubber vine as they project over the collar or ring, and causes the milky juice to run out of the lower end into the calabash, giving out as it does so a strong ammoniacal smell. Travels in West Africa
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