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smelling salts

noun [plural] uk   us  
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
Translations of “smelling salts”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嗅鹽(一種甦醒劑)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嗅盐(一种苏醒剂)…
(Definition of smelling salts from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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