cyanide


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cy·a·nide

 (sī′ə-nīd′)
n. also cy·a·nid (-nĭd)
The anionic univalent CN group, or any of various salts or esters of hydrogen cyanide containing a CN group, especially the extremely poisonous compounds potassium cyanide and sodium cyanide.
tr.v. cy·a·nid·ed, cy·a·nid·ing, cy·a·nides
1. To treat (a metal surface) with cyanide to produce a hard surface.
2. To treat (an ore) with cyanide to extract gold or silver.

cyanide

(ˈsaɪəˌnaɪd) or

cyanid

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any salt of hydrocyanic acid. Cyanides contain the ion CN and are extremely poisonous
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name (not in technical usage) for nitrile
ˌcyaniˈdation n

cy•a•nide

(ˈsaɪ əˌnaɪd, -nɪd)

n., v. -nid•ed, -nid•ing. n.
1. a salt of hydrocyanic acid, as potassium cyanide, KCN.
v.t.
2. to treat with a cyanide, as an ore in order to extract gold.
[1820–30]

cy·a·nide

(sī′ə-nīd′)
Any of a large group of chemical compounds containing the radical CN, especially the very poisonous salts sodium cyanide and potassium cyanide. Cyanides are used to make plastics and to extract and treat metals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyanide - any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
acrylonitrile, propenonitrile, vinyl cyanide - a colorless liquid unsaturated nitrile made from propene
2.cyanide - an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid
sodium cyanide - a white poisonous salt (NaCN) used in electroplating
potassium cyanide - a poisonous salt (KCN) used in electroplating and in photography
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
Translations
سيانيد: مِلح الحِمض الأزرَق
kyanid
cyanid
syanidi
cianid
blásÿrusalt
cianidas
cianīds
kyanid

cyanide

[ˈsaɪənaɪd] Ncianuro m
cyanide of potassiumcianuro m potásico

cyanide

[ˈsaɪənaɪd] ncyanure m

cyanide

nZyanid nt, → Blausäuresalz nt; cyanide poisoningBlausäurevergiftung f

cyanide

[ˈsaɪəˌnaɪd] ncianuro

cyanide

(ˈsaiənaid) noun
a deadly type of poison.

cy·a·nide

n. cianuro, compuesto extremadamente venenoso.

cyanide

n cianuro
References in classic literature ?
But I didn't let him get away," he said in triumph when he had dropped the clawing insect into the cyanide bottle where death came painlessly.
Lloyd's discovery of the "death bacillus" of the sea toad, and his experiments on it with potassium cyanide, sent his name and that of his university ringing round the world; nor was Paul a whit behind when he succeeded in producing laboratory colloids exhibiting amoeba-like activities, and when he cast new light upon the processes of fertilization through his startling experiments with simple sodium chlorides and magnesium solutions on low forms of marine life.
It is cyanide of cacodyl, and I have carried that small flask of it about with me for months.
For the past three decades, Cyanco has been a trusted partner to the gold and silver mining industry, providing technology, best-in-class service, and exceptional safety in the application of sodium cyanide for precious metals mining.
The cyanide caused heart failure, which investigators said was the 72-year-old's "suspected cause of death".
CyPlus offers its customers technologies and services covering the entire cyanide life cycle.
The cyanide may have leaked toward Ambalanga River in Barangay Gumatdang in Itogon.
The report firstly introduced the 4-Hydroxybenzyl Cyanide basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on.
Chinese news media said one of the 17 air quality monitoring stations detected hydrogen cyanide exceeding normal levels by 0.
Cofferdams installed around the blast site were reinforced and air quality continued to be closely monitored on Tuesday over fears that rain could react with sodium cyanide, one of the chemicals stored at the warehouse, and release toxic gas.
A vapor of hydrogen cyanide, methyl cyanide and cyanoacetylene swirls around the star MWC 480, about 460 light-years away in the constellation Auriga.