mercurate

noun
mer·​cu·​rate | \ ˈmərkyərə̇t, -ˌrāt, usually -t+V \
variants: or less commonly mercuriate \ (ˌ)mərˈkyu̇rēə̇t , -​ēāt , usually -​t+V \
plural -s

Definition of mercurate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of various salts containing bivalent mercury in a complex anion — compare iodomercurate

mercurate

transitive verb
mer·​cu·​rate | \ ˈmərkyəˌrāt, ˈmə̄k-, ˈməik-, usually -āt+V \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of mercurate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to combine or treat with mercury or a mercury salt : introduce mercury into (as an organic compound)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from mercurate

Transitive verb

mercuration \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈrāshən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for mercurate

Noun

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

Transitive verb

mercur- + -ate (verb suffix)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mercurate

Statistics for mercurate

Cite this Entry

“Mercurate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercurate. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on mercurate

What made you want to look up mercurate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!