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Definition of "cyanamide" []

  • A caustic acidic crystalline compound, NHCNH, prepared by treating calcium cyanamide with sulfuric acid. (noun)
  • Calcium cyanamide. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cyanamide" in a sentence
  • "Hydrogen cyanamide is a toxin that can induce nausea, vomiting and parasympathetic hyperactivity."
  • "… This enhanced alcohol drinking which persisted could have profound implications for the abstinent alcoholic patient undergoing cyanamide or Antabuse therapy, because the treatment with either of these … inhibitors reportedly may result in a subsequent craving for alcohol."
  • "They found that when nondrinking rats received low doses of cyanamide by injection, there was a significant increase in their later alcohol preference."