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(Elements & Compounds) chlorofluorocarbon
Abbreviation of chlorofluorocarbon See under fluorocarbon.
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|Noun||1.||CFC - a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans; "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"|
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
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fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
Freon - any one or more chlorofluorocarbons (or related compounds) that are used as an aerosol propellant, organic solvent, or refrigerant