from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless gaseous compound, HCHO, the simplest aldehyde, used for manufacturing melamine and phenolic resins, fertilizers, dyes, and embalming fluids and in aqueous solution as a preservative and disinfectant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The simplest aldehyde, H-CHO, a colourless gas having many industrial applications; it dissolves in water to give formalin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A colorless, volatile liquid, H2CO, resembling acetic or ethyl aldehyde, and chemically intermediate between methyl alcohol and formic acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gas, CH2O. It can be obtained in several ways, as, for example, by leading a mixture of vapor of methyl-alcohol, CH4O, and air over a heated platinum spiral.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol
This human/bird hybrid swimming in formaldehyde is an artwork by Xiao Yu.
The dead shark floating in formaldehyde is an iconic work that symbolizes the Britart movement and won Hirst a Turner prize nomination in 1992.
A new study from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that many baby bath products contain formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, which are both linked to cancer and skin allergies.
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Sentence: Detained in formaldehyde-laced FEMA trailer without charges or counsel, sodomized by Lynndie England, declared guilty by military tribunal, set adrift naked on a small ice floe in the Arctic.
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Series of ads, all including a dead thing soaked in formaldehyde; what was marketed was actually wood paneling, PureBond, for inside the home.
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