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quicksilver
American English: /ˈkwɪkˌsɪlvər/
British English: /ˈkwɪksɪlvə/

Translation of quicksilver in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • Mercury has long been known also by the name quicksilver, because it is a silver liquid.
    • It is the secret, the mystery of quicksilver, that a metal of such enormous density can yet remain liquid.
    • California exported nearly all its silver to Asian markets, as well as much of its quicksilver [mercury], which was a key new element in improving the extraction of precious metals from ore.

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