verb (used with object), cy·a·nid·ed, cy·a·nid·ing.
Examples from the Web for cyanide
Two years later, at the age of 41, the war hero ended his own life with cyanide.Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Imitation Game,' Homophobia, and How to Combat ISIS|Marlow Stern|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One theory, for example, was that it was caused by a train wreck in 1970 that spilled a load of cyanide.
The apple was to disguise the bitter taste of the cyanide and thus ensure that the poison would do its work.
His body reacted and fought for a minute or so, then the cyanide took control.
To cleanse articles of silver, gold, bronze and brass use a saturated solution of cyanide of potassium.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
The foreigner did not go to get the cyanide, but gave up his job.Edison, His Life and Inventions|Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
He gathered up his butterfly net, collecting box, chloroform bottle, and cyanide jar.The Mystery of Choice|Robert William Chambers
The other method of assay reports as full a strength in cyanide as if no zinc were present.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
In the man's pocket was discovered a number of cyanide tablets.The Green Rust|Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for cyanide
Word Origin and History for cyanide
a salt of hydrocyanic acid, 1826, coined from cyan-, comb. form for carbon and nitrogen compounds, from Greek kyanos "dark blue" (see cyan) + chemical ending -ide, on analogy of chloride. So called because it first had been obtained by heating the dye pigment powder known as Prussian blue (see Prussian).