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cyanide

cy·a·nide (cy·a·nid)

cyanide (cyanid)

 
pronunciation:
saI naId
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a chemical compound that contains one carbon and one nitrogen atom together with another element such as potassium or sodium, both of which form extremely poisonous substances.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cyanided, cyanides, cyaniding
definition: to subject to a cyanide.
Chemists cyanide ore to extract gold.