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mercurynoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɜr·kjər·i/
a ​heavy, silver-colored ​metal that is ​liquid at ​ordinarytemperatures: Mercury is used in ​thermometers.

Mercurynoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɜr·kjər·i/
the ​planet nearest in ​distance to the ​sun
(Definition of mercury from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"mercury" in British English

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mercurynoun [U]

uk   /ˈmɜː.kjʊ.ri/  us   /ˈmɝː-/ (old use quicksilver)

Mercurynoun [S]

uk   /ˈmɜː.kjʊ.ri/  us   /ˈmɝː-/
the ​planetclosest in ​distance to the Sun
(Definition of mercury from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mercury”
in Korean 수은…
in Arabic زِئبَق…
in Malaysian Utarid…
in French mercure…
in Russian ртуть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 汞,水銀…
in Italian mercurio…
in Turkish civa…
in Polish rtęć…
in Spanish Mercurio…
in Vietnamese sao Thủy…
in Portuguese mercúrio…
in Thai ดาวพุธ…
in German das Quecksilber…
in Catalan mercuri…
in Japanese 水銀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 汞,水银…
in Indonesian Merkurius…
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