Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Freon: Freon 12


A trademark for a variety of nonflammable gaseous or liquid fluorinated hydrocarbons employed primarily as working fluids in refrigeration and air conditioning and as aerosol propellants.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Chemistry) trademark any of a group of chemically unreactive chlorofluorocarbons used as aerosol propellants, refrigerants, and solvents
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈfri ɒn)
any of a class of liquid or gaseous fluorocarbon or chlorofluorocarbon products, used as refrigerants.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Freon - any one or more chlorofluorocarbons (or related compounds) that are used as an aerosol propellant, organic solvent, or refrigerant
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
CFC, 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mariano's Fresh Market on Hicks Road in Palatine was evacuated for about 15 minutes Wednesday after a small Freon leak, authorities said.
"For now, the only ODS in Turkmenistan is R22 freon, the limited use of which is regulated," the report said.
If you see them, it indicates that a major seal gasket has blown and caused the unit's Freon to leak.
as earlier reported, which was billowing from the machine room on the first floor of Robinsons, was actually leaking Freon gas.
One fridge does not cool and I believe it is leaking Freon. Can this be repaired?
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company's flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon, Ti-Pure, Krytox, Viton, Opteon, Freon and Nafion.
The name itself is a neologism--a combination of Freon and Amok, the two publishers that merged to form the new entity.
"The Sagami General Depot does not store ammunition or radiological materials," he said, adding that the building contained canisters of compressed gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, Freon and air.
2), where low-grade heat source (ground water), transmits heat to freon in the evaporator 2, the freon is boiling, and that steam absorbed with compressor 1, it is compressed.
Ocials later found tanks of acetylene, freon and oxygen in his car at the airport but say they do not know what they would have been used for.
Key to the aerosol can's functioning was the propellant Freon, the trade name for several halocarbon, or chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) organic compounds first marketed by DuPont.