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Meaning of sodium cyanide

so'dium cy'anide

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, deliquescent, water-soluble, poisonous powder, NaCN, prepared by heating sodium amide with charcoal: used chiefly in casehardening alloys, in the leaching and flotation of ore, and in electroplating.
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