Cyanide Definition

sīə-nīd
cyanide, cyanided, cyanides, cyaniding
noun
cyanides
A substance composed of a cyanogen group in combination with some element or radical; esp., potassium cyanide, KCN, or sodium cyanide, NaCN, extremely poisonous, white, crystalline compounds with an odor of bitter almonds: used in electroplating, extracting gold from low-grade ores, etc.
Webster's New World
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verb
To treat (a metal surface) with cyanide to produce a hard surface.
American Heritage
To treat with cyanide.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Cyanide

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Singular:
cyanide
Plural:
cyanides

Origin of Cyanide

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