fluo·​ri·​nat·​ed ˈflȯr-ə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce fluorinated (audio)
: having added fluorine
fluorinated propanes

Examples of fluorinated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of more concern to environmentalists is the propellant in many inhalers, typically a fluorinated gas that is a more powerful driver of global warming than carbon dioxide. Ted Alcorn, New York Times, 26 Feb. 2024 Founded in 1957, JSR is the world’s leading maker of photoresists and one of three Japanese companies, along with Shin-Etsu Chemical and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo, that control the global supply of fluorinated polyimide and hydrogen fluoride. Yuki Furukawa and Winnie Hsu, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2023 Historically, one of the main building blocks of Teflon was PFOA, a fluorinated chemical that has been linked to health concerns due to its accumulation in the environment and exposure to humans and animals through drinking water in the US. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 1 June 2023 Within the structure, one layer is coated with aluminum and the other with fluorinated ethylene propylene. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2015 But there’s also methane, nitrogen oxide, water vapor and a suite of fluorinated gases, among others. Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2021 Last year, the company debuted a membrane that uses non-fluorinated materials and can be found in jackets sold by Arc'teryx, Patagonia, and other brands. Hannah Norman, CBS News, 30 Mar. 2023 Japanese export controls had covered fluorinated polyimides, which are used in OLED screens for TVs and smartphones, and photoresist and hydrogen fluoride, used for making semiconductors. Mari Yamaguchi, ajc, 17 Mar. 2023 Meanwhile, fluorinated gases, which are exclusively human-made, also are underreported significantly. Anchorage Daily News, 8 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fluorinated was in 1945

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“Fluorinated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluorinated. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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