par·ti·cle·board | \ˈpär-ti-kəl-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of particleboard 

: a composition board made of very small pieces of wood bonded together

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The dangers of formaldehyde have long been known Formaldehyde is a colorless gas that’s used to make building materials like particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard — so it’s found in our houses and furniture. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Formaldehyde causes cancer. The EPA doesn’t want to acknowledge it.," 6 July 2018 Although government regulations have reduced the amount of formaldehyde used in insulation and particleboard furniture, the sheer number of potential formaldehyde emitters found in the average home makes the chemical difficult to avoid. Emily Main, Good Housekeeping, "7 Plants That Can Actually Purify Your Indoor Air," 21 Nov. 2017 A few weeks back, Ikea debuted SPÄNST, the Swedish design giant’s collaboration with Stampd designer Chris Stamp—and its first big move to capture the attention of a customer base more interested in graphic tees than modular particleboard shelving. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Virgil Abloh’s Ikea Collection Is Full of “RUGS”," 1 May 2018 As Kriston Capps reports for CityLab, the house-like structure, erected with particleboard purchased at Home Depot, cost $586 to build—approximately the amount Lamar makes in one month. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "This Exhibition Uses $586 to Tell the Story of American Eviction," 23 Apr. 2018 Yet Collins' Klamath Falls particleboard plant scored a 6-in-a-million risk, well under any risk threshold state regulators ever considered. Rob Davis,, "Why Oregon's new clean air law may not clean the air," 17 Mar. 2018 Two particleboard boxes, made to stack precisely to the measurements of the cement blocks that support them, are filled with fist-sized chunks of ceramics and concrete mix. Julia Couzens And Special To The Bee, sacbee, "Axis Gallery’s ‘Current Bodies’ exhibit features strong, materially eclectic works," 19 Jan. 2018 One way was by using dual-density particleboard in its iconic Billy bookcases, which cut down on materials by 20%. Andrew Nusca, Fortune, "Fortune's 2018 Business by Design List," 22 Dec. 2017 The second gallery includes six oil paintings Dingle made by treating cheap sheets of particleboard as industrial strength paint-by-number sets. David Pagel,, "Kim Dingle lets her alter ego loose, and the result is a rip-roaring ride," 28 Oct. 2017

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of particleboard

: a type of board made by gluing together very small pieces of wood

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