chlorofluorocarbon


chlo·ro·fluo·ro·car·bon

noun \ˌklr-ō-ˌflr-ō-ˈkär-bən, -ˌflr-\

: a gas that was once commonly used in various products (such as aerosols) but that is believed to cause damage to the ozone layer in the Earth's atmosphere

Full Definition of CHLOROFLUOROCARBON

:  any of several simple gaseous compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, fluorine, and sometimes hydrogen, that are used as refrigerants, cleaning solvents, and aerosol propellants and in the manufacture of plastic foams, and that are believed to be a major cause of stratospheric ozone depletion —abbreviation CFC

Examples of CHLOROFLUOROCARBON

  1. Many nations have banned the production of chlorofluorocarbons.

First Known Use of CHLOROFLUOROCARBON

1949

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