[ hahy-droh-sahy-an-ik ]

  1. of or derived from hydrocyanic acid.

Origin of hydrocyanic

First recorded in 1810–20; hydro-2 + cyanic

Words Nearby hydrocyanic

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How to use hydrocyanic in a sentence

  • If cyanogen be given the chance it will take unto itself an atom of hydrogen, producing the deadly hydrocyanic or prussic acid.