Definition of kyanize in English:

kyanize

(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.

Pronunciation:

kyanize

/ˈkʌɪənʌɪz/