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[mass noun] A highly poisonous acidic solution of hydrogen cyanide in water.
- ‘This herb contains amygdalin which hydrolizes into benzaldehyde and hydrocyanic acid.’
- ‘This in turn will break the vial of hydrocyanic acid.’
- ‘Cyanide content of trapped hydrocyanic acid was then determined quantitatively.’
- ‘Cassava is generally categorised as bitter or sweet depending on the level of hydrocyanic acid, which causes the bitter taste.’
- ‘However, the almonds inside apricot stones, like bitter almonds, contain hydrocyanic acid.’
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