Definition of “smelling salts” - English Dictionary

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“smelling salts” in British English

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smelling saltsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈsmel.ɪŋ ˌsɒlts/ us /ˈsmel.ɪŋ ˌsɑːlts/

a chemical with a strong smell that is put under the nose of people who have become unconscious in order to make them awake again

(Definition of “smelling salts” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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