from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various salts or esters of hydrogen cyanide containing a CN group, especially the extremely poisonous compounds potassium cyanide and sodium cyanide.
- transitive v. To treat (a metal surface) with cyanide to produce a hard surface.
- transitive v. To treat (an ore) with cyanide to extract gold or silver.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. (countable) Any compound containing the -C≡N radical or the C≡N-1 anion.
- n. potassium cyanide - a water soluble poison
- n. hydrogen cyanide, or cyanide gas - a poisonous gas
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A compound formed by the union of cyanogen with an element or radical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a combination of cyanogen with an element or a compound radicle capable of acting as an element.
- To treat an ore with a weak solution of an alkaline cyanide, as in the cyanide process for the extraction of gold. See cyanide process.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
- n. an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid
cyano- + -ide (Wiktionary)