cyanide

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

cyano- +‎ -ide

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaɪənaɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Noun[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

cyanide (third-person singular simple present cyanides, present participle cyaniding, simple past and past participle cyanided)

  1. (transitive) To treat or poison with cyanide.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed. Equivalent to cyaan +‎ -ide. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsi.aːˈni.də/
  • Hyphenation: cy‧a‧ni‧de
  • Rhymes: -i.də

Noun[edit]

cyanide n (uncountable)

  1. cyanide (C≡N-based compound)