dichlorodifluoromethane

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dichlorodifluoromethane

(daɪˌklɔːrəʊdaɪˌflʊərəʊˈmiːθeɪn)
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless nonflammable gas easily liquefied by pressure: used as a propellant in aerosols and fire extinguishers and as a refrigerant. Formula: CCl2F2. See also Freon
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