- of or derived from prussic acid.
Origin of prussic
First recorded in 1780–90; see origin at prussic acid
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Examples from the Web for prussic
Exposed to oxygen, the pellets gave off prussic acid, blocking the exchange of oxygen in the blood.My Visit To Hell
January 30, 2009
You believe in the action of a drug—say, prussic acid—you believe it will kill?The Tyranny of the Dark
She drank the little phial of prussic acid and there she lay.The Good Soldier
Ford Madox Ford
I'm not very exacting, but the way you look at men is just prussic acid to me.Aladdin of London
Sir Max Pemberton
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What a fool he had been not to buy strychnine, prussic acid, or laudanum!Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore