formulate

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verb for·mu·late \ˈfȯr-myə-ˌlāt\

Definition of formulate

formulated

;

formulating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to reduce to or express in a formula formulate the area of a rectangleb :  to put into a systematized statement or expression formulate long-term goalsc :  devise formulate a policy formulate a plan

  3. 2a :  to develop a formula for the preparation of (something, such as a soap or plastic) a plastic specially formulated to resist high temperaturesb :  to prepare according to a formula formulate the vaccine against malaria

formulator

play \ˈfȯr-myə-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

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1855

First Known Use of formulate

1855


FORMULATE Defined for English Language Learners

formulate

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verb

Definition of formulate for English Language Learners

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


FORMULATE Defined for Kids

formulate

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verb for·mu·late \ˈfȯr-myə-ˌlāt\

Definition of formulate for Students

formulated

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formulating

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



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