smelling saltssmell·ing salts
an aromatic mixture of carbonate of ammonium with some fragrant scent, used as an inhalant in relieving faintness, headaches, etc.
plural noun(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Any of various preparations of ammonium carbonate and perfume, sniffed as a restorative or stimulant especially to relieve faintness and headache.
- plural form of smelling salt