[klawr-oh-floo r-oh-meth-eyn, -flawr-; klohr-oh-floo r-oh-meth-eyn, -flohr-] /ˌklɔr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌflɔr-; ˌkloʊr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌfloʊr-/

any of a series of gaseous or volatile substituted with chlorine and fluorine and containing little or no hydrogen: used as refrigerants and, formerly, as aerosol propellants until scientists became concerned about depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer.


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