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English definition of “mercury”


noun [U]     /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
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