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Synonyms for formaldehyde
fɔrˈmæl dəˌhaɪd, fər-formalde·hyde

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  1. formaldehydenoun

    methanal, preservative, E240

  2. formaldehydenoun

    The simplest aldehyde, H-CHO, a colourless gas having many industrial applications; it dissolves in water to give formalin.

    preservative, E240, methanal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. formaldehyde, methanalnoun

    a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol


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Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. formaldehyde

    H2C=O, methanal

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  1. The CDC:

    Formaldehyde levels in your home should return to typical levels within two years after the flooring was installed.

  2. Lumber Liquidators:

    60 Minutes out of the 31 samples of Chinese-made laminate flooring, only one was compliant with formaldehyde emissions standards. Some were more than 13x over the California limit.

  3. Whitney Tilson:

    In the past week, I've received information that leads me to believe that senior management of Lumber Liquidators wasn't aware that the company was selling Chinese-made laminate that had high levels of formaldehyde.

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