tet·​ra·​flu·​o·​ride ˌte-trə-ˈflȯr-ˌīd How to pronounce tetrafluoride (audio)
: a fluoride containing four atoms of fluorine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Green Salt was a small-scale way of producing tetrafluoride, an intermediate step in the process of producing feed material for uranium enrichment. Laurence Norman, WSJ, 25 May 2022 In 2005, Iran acknowledged converting yellowcake into uranium tetrafluoride, a step below the uranium hexafluoride needed for centrifuges. The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tetrafluoride was circa 1909

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“Tetrafluoride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrafluoride. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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