prussic acid

noun
prus·​sic acid | \ ˈprə-sik- How to pronounce prussic acid (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In 1892, prussic acid, a lethal poison, was only available with a doctor's prescription. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021 Cara Robertson: Someone who was identified as Lizzie Borden tried to buy prussic acid the day before the murders. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021 Cara Robertson: Someone who was identified as Lizzie Borden tried to buy prussic acid the day before the murders. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021 Cara Robertson: Someone who was identified as Lizzie Borden tried to buy prussic acid the day before the murders. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021 In 1892, prussic acid, a lethal poison, was only available with a doctor's prescription. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 26 Dec. 2020 In 1892, prussic acid, a lethal poison, was only available with a doctor's prescription. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 26 Dec. 2020 In 1892, prussic acid, a lethal poison, was only available with a doctor's prescription. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 26 Dec. 2020 Cara Robertson: Someone who was identified as Lizzie Borden tried to buy prussic acid the day before the murders. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 26 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of prussic acid

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prussic acid

French prussique, from (bleu de) Prusse Prussian blue

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The first known use of prussic acid was in 1790

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14 Sep 2021

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“Prussic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prussic%20acid. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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prussic acid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prussic acid

: a very poisonous acid

prussic acid

noun
prus·​sic acid | \ ˌprəs-ik- How to pronounce prussic acid (audio) \

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