[ mur-kyuh-reyt ]
/ ˈmɜr kyəˌreɪt /


Also mer·cu·ri·ate [mer-kyoo r-ee-it, -eyt] /mərˈkyʊər i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/. any salt in which bivalent mercury is part of a complex anion.

verb (used with object), mer·cu·rat·ed, mer·cu·rat·ing.

Also mercurize. to introduce mercury into (an organic compound); treat with mercury.

Origin of mercurate

First recorded in 1920–25; mercury + -ate2
Related formsmer·cu·ra·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for mercurate


/ (ˈmɜːkjʊˌreɪt) /


(tr) to treat or mix with mercury
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which a mercury atom is added to a compound
Derived Formsmercuration, noun
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