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)

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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)

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“Mercurate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercurate. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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