hy·​dro·​chlo·​ro·​fluo·​ro·​car·​bon | \ˌhī-drə-ˌklȯr-ō-ˌflȯr-ō-ˈkär-bən, -ˌflu̇r-\

Definition of hydrochlorofluorocarbon 

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

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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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1977, in the meaning defined above

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