cyanide cyanide  /ˈsaɪ ə ˌnaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
  2. (n) an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid

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  1. In the following excerpt, Suskind describes the government's reaction to information about a different WMD threat: hydrogen cyanide gas.
  2. Capsules laced with cyanide kill a New York woman.
  3. It showed that Hitler had died by cyanide poisoning, not by a bullet.

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  1. The LTTE should now accept that the liberation of the Tamil people won't be achieved "through guns, bombs and cyanide capsules," President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in the capital, Colombo, at a ceremony last week to mark the recapture of the...
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: Bloomberg

  2. "The question is going to be how did they get it because sodium cyanide is used in various things," White said.
    on May 14, 2008 By: Mark White Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. "Compound 1080 and M-44 sodium cyanide capsules are lethal, dangerous, and unnecessary poisons. Either EPA must do its job and protect American citizens and wildlife from their use, or I will ask Congress to do so," DeFazio wrote.
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Peter DeFazio Source: Forbes

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