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  • v. To preserve wood from decay by soaking it in a solution of mercuric chloride

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render (wood) proof against decay by saturating with a solution of corrosive sublimate in open tanks, or under pressure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To treat (wood) by the process of kyanizing. Also spelled kyanise.

Etymologies

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From John Howard Kyan, the inventor of the process

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