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mercurate

[ mur-kyuh-reyt ]
/ ˈmɜr kyəˌreɪt /
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noun

Also mer·cu·ri·ate [mer-kyoor-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.

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Origin of mercurate

First recorded in 1920–25; mercury + -ate2

OTHER WORDS FROM mercurate

mer·cu·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mercurate

mercurate
/ (ˈmɜːkjʊˌreɪt) /

verb

(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 forms of mercurate

mercuration, noun
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