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Quicksilver

Quicksilver Meaning & Definition
Quicksilver Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quicksilver?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quicksilver: atomic number 80 | Hg | hydrargyrum | mercury

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See Also | calomel | cinnabar | mercurous chloride | metal | metallic element

Quicksilver In Webster's Dictionary

\Quick"sil`ver\, n. [Quick living + silver; -- so called from its fluidity; cf. G. quecksilber, L. argentum vivum. See {Quick}, a.] (Chem.) The metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to liquid silver. {Quicksilver horizon}, a mercurial artificial horizon. See under {Horizon}. {Quicksilver water}, a solution of mercury nitrate used in artificial silvering; quick water.

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