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mercurialize

[ mer-kyoor-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ mərˈkyʊər i əˌlaɪz /
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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.

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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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