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formulate

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verb for·mu·late \ˈfȯr-myə-ˌlāt\

Simple Definition of formulate

  • : to create, invent, or produce (something) by careful thought and effort

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of formulate

formulated

formulating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to reduce to or express in a formula b :  to put into a systematized statement or expression c :  devise <formulate a policy>

  3. 2 a :  to develop a formula for the preparation of (as a soap or plastic) b :  to prepare according to a formula

formulator

play \-ˌlā-tər\ noun

Examples of formulate in a sentence

  1. a plastic specially formulated to resist high temperatures

  2. <the doctor was trying to formulate a good way to tell her that she would need surgery>



1855

First Known Use of formulate

1855


FORMULATE Defined for Kids

formulate

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verb for·mu·late \ˈfȯr-myə-ˌlāt\

Definition of formulate for Students

formulated

formulating

  1. :  to create, invent, or produce by careful thought and effort <formulate a medicine> <formulate an answer>





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