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mercury

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈmɜːkjəri/
a heavy, silver-coloured metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures (formula Hg)Chemical elementsMetals and metalworkingChemical elements
Translations of “mercury”
in Korean 수은…
in Arabic زِئبَق…
in French mercure…
in Turkish civa…
in Italian mercurio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 汞,水銀…
in Russian ртуть…
in Polish rtęć…
in Spanish Mercurio…
in Portuguese mercúrio…
in German das Quecksilber…
in Catalan mercuri…
in Japanese 水銀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 汞,水银…
(Definition of mercury noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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