chlorofluorocarbon


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chlo·ro·fluor·o·car·bon

 (klôr′ō-flo͝or′ō-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. CFC
Any of various halocarbon compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, once used widely as aerosol propellants and refrigerants. Volatile chlorofluorocarbons are believed to cause depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer.

chlorofluorocarbon

(ˌklɔːrəˌflʊərəʊˈkɑːbən)
n
(Chemistry) chem any of various gaseous compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, used as refrigerants, aerosol propellants, solvents, and in foam: some cause a breakdown of ozone in the earth's atmosphere. Abbreviation: CFC

chlo•ro•fluor•o•car•bon

(ˌklɔr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈkɑr bən, -ˌflɔr-; ˌkloʊr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈkɑr bən, -ˌfloʊr-)

n.
any of several compounds of carbon, fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen, used chiefly as refrigerants and formerly as aerosol propellants; implicated in the depletion of atmospheric ozone. Abbr.: CFC
[1945–50]

chlo·ro·fluor·o·car·bon

(klôr′ō-flo͝or′ō-kär′bən)
See under fluorocarbon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chlorofluorocarbon - 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fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols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
greenhouse emission, greenhouse gas - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
Translations
clorofluorcarboneto

chlorofluorocarbon

[ˌklɔːrəˌflʊərəˈkɑːbən] Nclorofluorocarbono m

chlorofluorocarbon

[ˌklɔːrəʊˈflʊərəʊkɑːrbən] nchlorofluorocarbone m

chlorofluorocarbon

nChlorfluorkohlenwasserstoff m
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