hartshorn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hart +‎ -s- +‎ horn.

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Noun[edit]

hartshorn (plural hartshorns)

  1. The antler of a hart, once used as a source of ammonia.
  2. (dated) An aqueous solution of ammonia; smelling salts.

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Verb[edit]

hartshorn (third-person singular simple present hartshorns, present participle hartshorning, simple past and past participle hartshorned)

  1. (transitive) To revive with hartshorn smelling salts.
    • Charles Dickens
      Accordingly, after a vast amount of moaning and crying up-stairs, and much damping of foreheads, and vinegaring of temples, and hartshorning of noses, and so forth []