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1. cyanide

noun. ['ˈsaɪəˌnaɪd, ˈsaɪˌnaɪd'] any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN.

Synonyms

  • propenonitrile
  • organic compound
  • nitrile
  • vinyl cyanide
  • acrylonitrile

Etymology

  • -ide (English)
  • cyano- (English)
  • κυάνεος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Cyanide

  • actinide
  • arsenide
  • cyanide

How do you pronounce cyanide?

Pronounce cyanide as ˈsaɪˌnaɪd.

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Sentences with cyanide


1. Noun, singular or mass
Hydrogen cyanide is the gas most commonly used in a gas chamber.

2. Adjective
Mention stomach pain and almonds, and you just might have someone helpfully informing you it's cyanide poisoning.

2. cyanide

noun. ['ˈsaɪəˌnaɪd, ˈsaɪˌnaɪd'] an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid.

Synonyms

  • sodium cyanide
  • salt

Etymology

  • -ide (English)
  • cyano- (English)
  • κυάνεος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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