hydrogen cyanide
noun Date: 1869 1. a poisonous usually gaseous compound HCN that has the odor of bitter almonds 2. hydrocyanic acid

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  • hydrogen cyanide — a colorless poisonous gas, HCN, having a bitter almondlike odor: in aqueous solution it forms hydrocyanic acid. [1880 85] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  formonitrile (HCN)        a highly volatile, colourless, and extremely poisonous… …   Universalium

  • hydrogen cyanide — Hydrocyanic Hy dro*cy*an ic, a. [Hydro , 2 + anic: cf. F. hydrocyanique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from the combination of, hydrogen and cyanogen. [1913 Webster] {Hydrocyanic acid} (Chem.), a colorless, mobile, volatile liquid, {HCN},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hydrogen cyanide — noun A colourless, very poisonous, volatile liquid, HCN, used in the production of dyes, plastics and fumigants; it dissolves in water to form hydrocyanic acid and reacts with bases to form cyanides, and with some …   Wiktionary

  • hydrogen cyanide — noun Chemistry a highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid with an odour of bitter almonds, made by the action of acids on cyanides. [HCN.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • hydrogen cyanide — hy′drogen cy′anide n. chem. a colorless poisonous gas, HCN, having a bitter almondlike odor: in aqueous solution it forms hydrocyanic acid …   From formal English to slang

  • hydrogen cyanide — /haɪdrədʒən ˈsaɪənaɪd/ (say huydruhjuhn suyuhnuyd) noun a highly poisonous, volatile gas, HCN, with an odour of bitter almonds …   Australian English dictionary

  • hydrogen cyanide — noun a highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid that smells like bitter almonds; becomes a gas at around 90 degree Fahrenheit and is most dangerous when inhaled; the anhydride of hydrocyanic acid; used in manufacturing • Hypernyms: ↑compound,… …   Useful english dictionary

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