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Definition of tetrafluoride

: a fluoride containing four atoms of fluorine

Examples of tetrafluoride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2005, Iran acknowledged converting yellowcake into uranium tetrafluoride, a step below the uranium hexafluoride needed for centrifuges. The Christian Science Monitor, "Iranian nuclear enrichment signals resistance to US sanctions," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of tetrafluoride

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Tetrafluoride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrafluoride. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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