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[mer-kyoo r-ee-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), mer·cu·ri·al·ized, mer·cu·ri·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make mercurial, especially in temperament.
  2. to treat or impregnate with mercury or one of its compounds.
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Also especially British, mer·cu·ri·al·ise.

Origin of mercurialize

First recorded in 1605–15; mercurial + -ize
Related formsmer·cu·ri·al·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mercurialize



verb (tr)
  1. to make mercurial
  2. to treat with mercury or a mercury compound
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Derived Formsmercurialization or mercurialisation, noun
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