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Synonyms for mercury
ˈmɜr kyə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mercury, quicksilver, hydrargyrum, Hg, atomic number 80(noun)

    a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures

    hydrargyrum, hectogram, atomic number 80, quicksilver

  2. Mercury(noun)

    (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes

    hydrargyrum, atomic number 80, quicksilver

  3. Mercury(noun)

    the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun

    hydrargyrum, atomic number 80, quicksilver

  4. mercury(noun)

    temperature measured by a mercury thermometer

    "the mercury was falling rapidly"

    hydrargyrum, atomic number 80, quicksilver


  1. mercury(noun)

    hydrargyrum, azoth, quicksilver

  2. mercury(noun)

    The Roman god associated with speed, sometimes used as a messenger. He wore winged sandals. Mercury corresponded to the Greek god Hermes.

    quicksilver, azoth, hydrargyrum

  3. Mercury(propernoun)

    The planet in the solar system with the closest orbit to the Sun, named after the god; represented by \u263F.

    hydrargyrum, azoth, quicksilver

Editors Contribution

  1. azoth

    azoth is the name given to mercury by the ancient alchemists. they believed it was the essential agent of transformation in alchemy.

    Submitted by Robert_Haigh on June 15, 2020  
  2. thor's hammer

    mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, and neptune

    Submitted by anonymous on November 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mercury(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mercury(n)

    hermes, quicksilver, messenger

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hg, mercure, mercury-containing

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. mercury

    Hydrargyrum, quicksilver

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How to use mercury in a sentence?

  1. Chase LeBlanc:

    If you’re looking to get/stay ahead – return more value than you seek and you’ll rise faster than ol’ Mr. Mercury on a sizzling summer day.

  2. Li Hui:

    Prices to dispose of waste are insanely high. To dispose of 1 tonne of mercury-contaminated waste, the market charges 20,000 yuan ($3,152ot ), which of course will encourage people to dump it illegally.

  3. Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal:

    Forty-one percent of the population of Madre de Dios is exposed to mercury pollution.

  4. Frederick Sarpong:

    They will come to the hospital ... coughing up blood, you might think it's tuberculosis, but actually this is mercury poisoning.

  5. Bill Shine:

    When we come back, I want to ask you about this, what I believe is an obvious link to autism and mercury, the preservatives and the shots, but guys, we have a constitutional right to take care of her own family. This is ridiculous. You know what, instead of mandating the flu shot, the government should be worrying about creating jobs in America.

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