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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Formaldehyde  \For*mal"de*hyde\,  n.  [Formic  +  aldehyde.]  (Chem.) 
  A  colorless,  volatile  liquid,  {H2CO},  resembling  acetic  or 
  ethyl  aldehyde,  and  chemically  intermediate  between  methyl 
  alcohol  and  formic  acid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  formaldehyde 
  n  :  a  colorless  poisonous  gas;  made  by  the  oxidation  of  methanol 
  [syn:  {methanal}] 




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