Definition of kyanize in English:

kyanize

Line breaks: kyan|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪənʌɪz
 
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(also kyanise)

verb

[with object]
Treat (wood) with a solution of mercuric chloride to prevent decay.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after John H. Kyan (1774–1850), the Irish inventor who patented the process in 1832.

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