chlorofluorocarbon

Definitions of chlorofluorocarbon
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n a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans

Synonyms:
CFC
Types:
HCFC, hydrochlorofluorocarbon
a fluorocarbon that is replacing chlorofluorocarbon as a refrigerant and propellant in aerosol cans; considered to be somewhat less destructive to the atmosphere
Freon
any one or more chlorofluorocarbons (or related compounds) that are used as an aerosol propellant, organic solvent, or refrigerant
Type of:
pollutant
waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
fluorocarbon
a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
greenhouse emission, greenhouse gas
a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation

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