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kyanize

[ kahy-uh-nahyz ]
/ 藞ka瑟 蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ky路an路ized, ky路an路iz路ing.
to treat (wood) against decay with a solution of mercuric chloride.
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Also especially British, ky路an路ise .

Origin of kyanize

1830鈥40; named after J. H. Kyan (1774鈥1850), Irish developer of the process; see -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for kyanize

kyanize

kyanise

/ (藞ka瑟蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to treat (timber) with corrosive sublimate to make it resistant to decay

Derived forms of kyanize

kyanization or kyanisation, noun

Word Origin for kyanize

C19: after J. H. Kyan (died 1850), English inventor of the process
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