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kyanize

[kahy-uh-nahyz] /ˈkaɪ əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), kyanized, kyanizing.
1.
to treat (wood) against decay with a solution of mercuric chloride.
Also, especially British, kyanise.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; named after J. H. Kyan (1774-1850), Irish developer of the process; see -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for kyanize

kyanize

/ˈkaɪəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to treat (timber) with corrosive sublimate to make it resistant to decay
Derived Forms
kyanization, kyanisation, noun
Word Origin
C19: after J. H. Kyan (died 1850), English inventor of the process
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