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[mass noun] A colourless pungent gas in solution made by oxidizing methanol.
- ‘Formalin, a solution of formaldehyde, is also used in tanning leather and preserving corpses.’
- ‘The metabolic byproducts of aspartame are methanol and formaldehyde.’
- ‘Set on fire, these items release formaldehyde, polyvinyl chloride, and dioxins.’
- ‘They are produced by the polymerization reaction of phenol and formaldehyde.’
- ‘Bleach, ethyl alcohol, and formaldehyde can kill the virus in the environment.’
Late 19th century: blend of formic acid and aldehyde.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.