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formylate

[fawr-muh-leyt]
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verb (used with object), for·myl·at·ed, for·myl·at·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to introduce the formyl group into (an organic compound).
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Origin of formylate

First recorded in 1930–35; formyl + -ate1
Related formsfor·myl·a·tion, noun
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