cyanide

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cyano- +‎ -ide

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cyanide (countable and uncountable, plural cyanides)

  1. (chemistry, countable) Any compound containing the -C≡N radical or the C≡N-1 anion.
  2. (uncountable) potassium cyanide - a water soluble poison
  3. (uncountable) hydrogen cyanide, or cyanide gas - a poisonous gas

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