- Also mer·cu·ri·ate [mer-kyoo r-ee-it, -eyt] /mərˈkyʊər i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/. any salt in which bivalent mercury is part of a complex anion.
verb (used with object), mer·cu·rat·ed, mer·cu·rat·ing.
- Also mercurize. to introduce mercury into (an organic compound); treat with mercury.
- (tr) to treat or mix with mercury
- to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which a mercury atom is added to a compound