for·​mu·​la·​tion | \ ˌfȯr-myə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce formulation (audio) \

Definition of formulation

: an act or the product of formulating

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Examples of formulation in a Sentence

his letter was a very accurate formulation of his thoughts on the matter

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Many parents already are giving children unregulated CBD formulations that are available in medical marijuana dispensaries in the many states where such operations are legal. Laurie Mcginley, Washington Post, "First marijuana-derived drug is on the verge of approval," 23 June 2018 It is often prescribed as Vivitrol, the brand name of an extended-release formulation. Rita Giordano,, "Opioid addiction treatment with medicine works best. Why don't more young people get it?," 11 Apr. 2018 The next naloxone Back in 1995, the Food and Drug Administration approved Revex, an injectable formulation of the opioid antagonist nalmefene, to combat opioid overdoses. Max Blau, STAT, "The next naloxone? Companies, academics search for better overdose-reversal drugs," 10 Apr. 2018 The shutdown has halted many activities of the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which approves new labels and formulations. Sharon Nunn, WSJ, "Shutdown Pinches Economic Growth," 13 Jan. 2019 There are different formulations, different types of retinol and retinol derivatives, different concentrations, different fragrances. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "The “best” lipstick probably won’t change your life — but the search for it can," 12 Dec. 2018 Experts recommend sticking to oil-free formulations that won't weigh down the skin or clog your pores. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Your Nose, Chin and Forehead," 28 Dec. 2018 Stick to powder formulations In regards to formula, Avandaño and Stiles both prefer powder over cream blush options. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "How to Wear Blush If You Have Rosacea," 6 Sep. 2018 Theoretically, various cannabinoid formulations could also show promise in treating neurological and behavioral disorders. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "This Company Made the First FDA Approved, Marijuana Based Drug. Here's What It Wants to Do Next," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of formulation

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of formulation was circa 1873

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