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    mercury

    mercury - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mercury

    Definition
    (noun) a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures Definition
    (noun) (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes Definition
    (noun) the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun Definition
    (noun) temperature measured by a mercury thermometer
    Example Sentence
    • the mercury was falling rapidly
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