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FULMINATING MERCURY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does fulminating mercury mean? 

FULMINATING MERCURY (noun)
  The noun FULMINATING MERCURY has 1 sense:

1. a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps

  Familiarity information: FULMINATING MERCURY used as a noun is very rare.


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FULMINATING MERCURY (noun)


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Meaning:

A fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

fulminate of mercury; fulminating mercury; mercury fulminate

Hypernyms ("fulminating mercury" is a kind of...):

fulminate (a salt or ester of fulminic acid)

Holonyms ("fulminating mercury" is a part of...):

blasting cap (a small tube filled with detonating substances; used to detonate high explosives)

percussion cap (a detonator that explodes when struck)


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