formate

noun
for·​mate | \ ˈfȯr-ˌmāt How to pronounce formate (audio) \

Definition of formate

: a salt or ester of formic acid

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Entry uses potassium formate, derived from formic acid, a common and easily-synthesized compound. Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, "As storms hit, SynaTek of Souderton ships high-end de-icer," 6 Mar. 2018

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1807, in the meaning defined above

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formate

noun
for·​mate | \ ˈfȯ(ə)r-ˌmāt How to pronounce formate (audio) \

Medical Definition of formate

: a salt or ester of formic acid

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