Adjective(1) liable to sudden unpredictable change(2) relating to or under the (astrological(3) relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness(4) relating to or containing or caused by mercury
(1) Mercury amalgams are used in dentistry, and mercurial aids such as the thermometer and blood pressure apparatus aid the doctor.(2) To determine the extent to which mercury-sensitive water channels are involved in the control of root water flow, mercurial inhibition of root water flow was also examined using a pressure-flux approach.(3) No decision of importance could be made without the chairman, and he was mercurial , often changing his mind once a decision had been made.(4) Brownish-black may indicate chronic mercurial poisoning caused by the formation of sulfide of mercury in the tissues.(5) Everyone is wise to the mercury dangers in paints, but patients need to know that button batteries, mercurial antiseptics and broken thermometers are sources of mercury.(6) Rhea's temperament was infamously mercurial - one would never know what she was thinking, or when she might strike.(7) This research is an effort to create an awareness. of the potential hazards of some Chinese patent medicines which contain mercurial ingredients.(8) Nor does she depict adolescence as a period of mental instability, characterized by mercurial moods and impulsive, self-gratifying actions.(9) At times you feel frustrated with Ellie and her mercurial temperament.(10) The condensation beading on it gave it a mercurial sheen.(11) Regardless of her mercurial mood, he always managed to stay gentle with her.(12) In a mercurial change of temper, he grabbed her shoulders and shook her, once, twice.(13) Their awkwardness, overextended maturity, mercurial temperaments, and easy companionship were all spot on.(14) One of the most talented and versatile Scottish performers, McKidd is mesmerising as Frankie, capturing all the mercurial moods of a man who can switch from sentimentality to aggression at the flick of a switchblade.(15) ├ö├ç├┐You have the most mercurial personality I have ever met,├ö├ç├û he stated.(16) These mercurial chemicals are never taken lightly.