verb (used with object), formulated, formulating.
to express in precise form; state definitely or systematically: He finds it extremely difficult to formulate his new theory.
to devise or develop, as a method, system, etc.
to reduce to or express in a formula.

1855–60; formul(a) + -ate1

formulable [fawr-myuh-luh-buhl] , adjective
formulation, noun
formulator, noun
nonformulation, noun
preformulate, verb (used with object), preformulated, preformulating.
preformulation, noun
unformulated, adjective
well-formulated, adjective

1. articulate, frame, compose, define, specify. Unabridged
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formulate (ˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt)
1.  to put into or express in systematic terms; express in or as if in a formula
2.  to devise

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Word Origin & History

1860, to express in a formula, from formula + -ate. Related: Formulated; formulating.
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Example sentences for formulations
Saline solutions are available in various formulations for different purposes.
Polyisobutylene is used in some formulations as a thickening agent.
The information provided below is based on the original formulations of these products.
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