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mercurate

[mur-kyuh-reyt] /ˈmɜr kyəˌreɪt/ Chemistry
noun
1.
Also, mercuriate
[mer-kyoo r-ee-it, -eyt] /mərˈkyʊər i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ (Show IPA)
. any salt in which bivalent mercury is part of a complex anion.
verb (used with object), mercurated, mercurating.
2.
Also, mercurize. to introduce mercury into (an organic compound); treat with mercury.
Origin of mercurate
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; mercury + -ate2
Related forms
mercuration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mercurate

mercurate

/ˈmɜːkjʊˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to treat or mix with mercury
2.
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which a mercury atom is added to a compound
Derived Forms
mercuration, noun
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