Chlorofluorocarbon



[klawr-oh-floo r-oh-kahr-buh n, -flawr-; klohr-oh-floo r-oh-kahr-buh n, -flohr-] /ˌklɔr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈkɑr bən, -ˌflɔr-; ˌkloʊr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈkɑr bən, -ˌfloʊr-/

noun
1.
any of several volatile, inert, saturated compounds of carbon, fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen: used as refrigerants, foam-blowing agents, solvents, and, formerly, as aerosol propellants until scientists became concerned about depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer.
/ˌklɔːrəˌflʊərəʊˈkɑːbən/
noun
1.
(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 CFC
n.

by 1946, from chloro- + fluorocarbon, from fluor + connective -o- + carbon.
chlorofluorocarbon
(klôr’ō-flr’ō-kär’bən)
A fluorocarbon containing chlorine. Chlorofluorocarbons are destructive to the Earth’s ozone layer. For this reason, the production and use of chlorofluorocarbons has been sharply reduced in recent years.

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