Kyanize
Kyanize Ky"an*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kyanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kyanizing}.] [From Mr. Kyan, the inventor of the process.] To render (wood) proof against decay by saturating with a solution of corrosive sublimate in open tanks, or under pressure. [1913 Webster]

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  • kyanize — [kī′ənīz΄] vt. kyanized, kyanizing [after J. H. Kyan (1774 1850), Ir inventor] to make (wood) resistant to decay by treatment with a solution of mercuric chloride …   English World dictionary

  • kyanize — /kuy euh nuyz /, v.t., kyanized, kyanizing. to treat (wood) against decay with a solution of mercuric chloride. Also, esp. Brit., kyanise. [1830 40; named after J. H. Kyan (1774 1850), Irish developer of the process; see IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • kyanize — verb To preserve wood from decay by soaking it in a solution of mercuric chloride See Also: kyanization …   Wiktionary

  • kyanize — or kyanise kʌɪənʌɪz verb treat (wood) with a solution of mercuric chloride to prevent decay. Origin C19: named after the Irish inventor John H. Kyan …   English new terms dictionary

  • kyanize — ky·a·nize …   English syllables

  • kyanize — v.tr. (also ise) treat (wood) with a solution of corrosive sublimate to prevent decay. Etymology: J. H. Kyan, Engl. inventor d. 1850 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kyanized — Kyanize Ky an*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kyanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kyanizing}.] [From Mr. Kyan, the inventor of the process.] To render (wood) proof against decay by saturating with a solution of corrosive sublimate in open tanks, or under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kyanizing — Kyanize Ky an*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kyanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kyanizing}.] [From Mr. Kyan, the inventor of the process.] To render (wood) proof against decay by saturating with a solution of corrosive sublimate in open tanks, or under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • kyanisieren — ky|a|ni|sie|ren <sw. V.; hat [engl. to kyanize, nach J. H. Kyan (1774 1850)] (Fachspr.): (Holz) durch Kyanisation imprägnieren …   Universal-Lexikon

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