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Definition of cyanide noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cyanide

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪənaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪənaɪd//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a highly poisonous chemical Word Origin early 19th cent.: from cyanogen + -ide.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cyanide