mercurate

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noun

mer·​cu·​rate
ˈmərkyərə̇t,
-ˌrāt,
usually -t+V
variants or less commonly mercuriate
(ˌ)mərˈkyu̇rēə̇t,
-ēāt,
usually -t+V
plural -s
: any of various salts containing bivalent mercury in a complex anion compare iodomercurate

mercurate

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transitive verb

mer·​cu·​rate
ˈmərkyəˌrāt,
ˈmə̄k-,
ˈməik-,
usually -āt+V
-ed/-ing/-s
: to combine or treat with mercury or a mercury salt : introduce mercury into (as an organic compound)
mercuration
ˌ⸗⸗ˈrāshən
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

Noun

mercur- or mercuri- + -ate (noun suffix)

Transitive verb

mercur- + -ate (verb suffix)

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“Mercurate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercurate. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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