kyanise

kyanize

[kahy-uh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), kyanized, kyanizing.
to treat (wood) against decay with a solution of mercuric chloride.
Also, especially British, kyanise.


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

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kyanize or kyanise (ˈkaɪəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to treat (timber) with corrosive sublimate to make it resistant to decay
 
[C19: after J. H. Kyan (died 1850), English inventor of the process]
 
kyanise or kyanise
 
vb
 
[C19: after J. H. Kyan (died 1850), English inventor of the process]
 
kyani'zation or kyanise
 
n
 
kyani'sation or kyanise
 
n

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