formic formic  /ˈfɔr mɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to or derived from ants
  2. (adj) of or containing or derived from formic acid

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Wollin and Ericson mixed the molecules of gases recently detected in the far reaches of space ammonia, methanol, formaldehyde and formic acid in various combinations.
  2. No, said the airline engineers: formic acid from the dead bees might hurt the metal or the rubber on the gas tanks.
  3. If your pen doesn't work, I have a supply of living fountain points that have a faculty of injecting formic acid which has a soothing property.

News

  • Seagulls Getting ‘Drunk’ On Flying Ants In England

    Australian seagulls are reportedly getting “drunk” on flying ants in parts of England. A significant number of dead birds have been found in Paignton, Plymouth, Teignmouth, and other sections of the English countryside. Experts believe this is due to the formic acid produced by the record number of flying ants that are currently plaguing the... Read more » Seagulls Getting ‘Drunk’ On Flying Ants ...
    on July 21, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

Quotes

  • "The chromium sulphate, formic acid and fat liquors are essential and vital ingredients used in tanning industry, keeping in view the same we had asked the chairman FBR to reconsider PTA's proposals favourably", Gulzar added.
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Gulzar Source: Daily Times

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