- a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C3H8O2, having a chloroformlike odor, used chiefly as a solvent, in perfumery, and in organic synthesis.
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- a colourless volatile flammable liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes and adhesives. Formula: (CH 3 O) 2 CH 2Also called: formal