mercuric mercuric  /mər ˈkjʊ rɪk/


  • (adj) of or containing mercury


  1. The film's mercuric feeling is heightened by Ric Waite's supple zooms, pans and tracking shots, and by the whining chords of Ry Cooder's music.
  2. Yagoda, according to various testimony, attempted to poison Yezhov by having his own office, which his successor would occupy, sprayed with an atomized mercuric poison.
  3. But whoever put mercuric chloride into Excedrin Extra-Strength capsules purchased by William Sinkovic of Aurora, Colo.
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