1. mercury

noun. ['ˈmɝːkjɝi'] a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures.


  • metallic element
  • Hg
  • atomic number 80
  • mercurous chloride
  • calomel
  • hydrargyrum
  • cinnabar
  • metal


  • hotness
  • cool
  • warm
  • cold


  • Mercury (English)
  • Mercurius (Latin)

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Rhymes with Mercury

  • zagury

How do you pronounce mercury?

Pronounce mercury as ˈmərkjəri.

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Sentences with mercury

1. Noun, singular or mass
Doctors used a mixture of chalk and mercury to treat closed bowels.

Quotes about mercury

1. But it is a blessed provision of nature that at times like these, as soon as a man's mercury has got down to a certain point there comes a revulsion, and he rallies. Hope springs up, and cheerfulness along with it, and then he is in good shape to do something for himself, if anything can be done.
- Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

2. mercury-in-glass_thermometer

noun. thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube.


  • thermometer
  • clinical thermometer
  • mercury-in-glass clinical thermometer
  • mercury thermometer
  • Beckman thermometer


  • dry-bulb thermometer

3. mercury-contaminated

adjective. contaminated by mercury.


  • pure

4. mercury-vapor_lamp

noun. ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor.


  • sunlamp
  • quartz lamp
  • ultraviolet source
  • ultraviolet lamp
  • sun-ray lamp
  • sunray lamp

5. mercury-in-glass_clinical_thermometer

noun. a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body; graduated to cover a range a few degrees on either side of the normal body temperature.


  • mercury-in-glass thermometer
  • clinical thermometer

6. mercury

noun. ['ˈmɝːkjɝi'] temperature measured by a mercury thermometer.


  • achromatic


  • Mercury (English)
  • Mercurius (Latin)

7. Mercury

noun. the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun.


  • Mercurius (Latin)
  • mercurius (Latin)