hy·​dro·​chlo·​ro·​fluo·​ro·​car·​bon | \ ˌhī-drə-ˌklȯr-ō-ˌflȯr-ō-ˈkär-bən How to pronounce hydrochlorofluorocarbon (audio) , -ˌflu̇r-\

Definition of hydrochlorofluorocarbon

: any of several simple gaseous compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, fluorine, and hydrogen

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The initiative to phase out ozone-damaging chemicals known as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), including R22 refrigerant, began in 1987 with the Montreal Protocol. Jessica Levy, Indianapolis Star, "Decoding what the R22 freon ban will mean for your air conditioner," 28 Aug. 2019 Some countries in the developing world haven’t yet phased out ozone-damaging chemicals like R-22, a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) found in many refrigeration and air conditioning systems. National Geographic, "Without the Ozone Treaty You’d Get Sunburned in 5 Minutes," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hydrochlorofluorocarbon

1977, in the meaning defined above

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