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or am·mon·i·cal

[uh-mon-ik, uh-moh-nik or uh-mon-i-kuh l, uh-moh-ni-kuh l]
  1. of or relating to ammonia or ammonium.
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Origin of ammonic

First recorded in 1865–70; ammon(ia) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for ammonic

Historical Examples

  • The resulting tungstic acid is dissolved in ammonia, and the ammonic tungstate purified by crystallisation.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • When this ammonic tungstate is heated in the air, it loses ammonia and water, pure tungstic trioxide being left behind.

  • The ammonic vanadiate (Roscoes meta vanadiate) is the chief source of the acid.

  • The action of both sodic and ammonic cyanides is precisely similar to that of potassic cyanide.

  • With regard to ammonic cyanide, there are several experiments by Eulenberg, showing that its vapour is intensely poisonous.

British Dictionary definitions for ammonic


  1. of or concerned with ammonia or ammonium compounds
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Derived Formsammonical, adjective
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