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quicksilver

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noun quick·sil·ver \-ˌsil-vər\

Definition of quicksilver

  1. :  mercury 2a



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of quicksilver

before 12th century

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quicksilver

adjective quick·sil·ver

Simple Definition of quicksilver

  • : changing quickly and often

Full Definition of quicksilver

  1. :  resembling or suggestive of quicksilver; especially :  mercurial 3

1655

First Known Use of quicksilver

1655


QUICKSILVER Defined for Kids

quicksilver

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noun quick·sil·ver \ˈkwik-ˌsil-vər\

Definition of quicksilver

  1. :  mercury 1



History for quicksilver

The metal mercury has a color like silver. Most metals are solid but mercury is liquid at ordinary temperatures. It moves and flows and acts almost as if it were alive. The word quick once meant “alive” or “moving.” This is why mercury was given the name quicksilver.


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quicksilver

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noun quick·sil·ver \-ˌsil-vər\

Medical Definition of quicksilver

  1. :  mercury 1





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