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noun as in preservative

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Made with poliovirus that had been treated with formaldehyde, the virus could no longer cause harm, but the body could still mount an immune response against it.

An aged mobile home can be rife with toxic VOCs, including formaldehyde.

This material contains chemicals including formaldehyde, which has been shown to significantly worsen indoor air quality.

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They transcend the cutting of flesh under the stench of formaldehyde.

The setup also breaks down the asthma-inducing formaldehyde that seeps out of some building materials and cleaning products.

In the raids that accompanied the arrests, police also found jars filled with formaldehyde containing severed fingers.

Damien Hirst suspended sharks and cows in formaldehyde, but Tracey Emin had “the bed.”

In the formaldehyde vitrine, the shirtless dancer meets a fellow prey.

However studies have found dangerous compounds like benzene and formaldehyde in inhaled or secondhand vapor.

Any idea why it tasted like some combination of radiator fluid and formaldehyde?

Of the former, salt and sugar are examples; of the latter, formaldehyde and possibly benzoic acid.

The substances commonly used are carbolic acid, formalin or formaldehyde, lysol, and bichloride of mercury.

Formaldehyde, boric acid or salicylic acid may be added to preserve the milk.

A violet coloration at the union of the two liquids indicates the presence of formaldehyde.

If formaldehyde is present there will be a crimson zone at the plane of union of the solutions.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to formaldehyde, such as: vinegar, alcohol, chemical, salt, and saltpeter.

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