mercurialize

[ mer-kyoo r-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ mərˈkyʊər i əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), mer·cu·ri·al·ized, mer·cu·ri·al·iz·ing.

to make mercurial, especially in temperament.
to treat or impregnate with mercury or one of its compounds.
Also especially British, mer·cu·ri·al·ise.

Origin of mercurialize

First recorded in 1605–15; mercurial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM mercurialize

mer·cu·ri·al·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mercurialize

mercurialize

mercurialise

/ (mɜːˈkjʊərɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make mercurial
to treat with mercury or a mercury compound

Derived forms of mercurialize

mercurialization or mercurialisation, noun
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