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chlorofluorocarbon

Definitions of chlorofluorocarbon
  1. noun
    a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans
    synonyms: CFC
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    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    a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols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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