cyanide process

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cyanide process

n.
A process of extracting gold or silver from ores by treating them with a solution of sodium cyanide or calcium cyanide.

cyanide process

n
(Metallurgy) a process for recovering gold and silver from ores by treatment with a weak solution of sodium cyanide. Also called: cyaniding

cy′anide proc`ess


n.
a process for extracting gold or silver from ore by dissolving the ore in an alkaline solution of sodium cyanide or potassium cyanide and precipitating the gold or silver.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.cyanide process - an industrial process for extracting gold and silver by treating ore with a sodium cyanide solution
industrial process - a systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something