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English definition of “mercury”


noun [U] uk   /ˈmɜː.kjʊ.ri/ us    /ˈmɝː-/ (old use quicksilver)
(symbol Hg) a chemical element that is a heavy, silver-coloured metal, liquid at normal temperatures: Mercury is used in batteries, pesticides, and thermometers.Chemical elementsMetals and metalworkingChemical elements
(Definition of mercury noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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