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Noun: chlorofluorocarbon  ,klo-ru'flo-ru,kaa(r)-bun or ,klo-ru,flo-row'kaa(r)-bun
  1. A fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans
    "the chlorine in chlorofluorocarbons causes depletion of atmospheric ozone";
    - CFC

Derived forms: chlorofluorocarbons

Type of: fluorocarbon, greenhouse emission, greenhouse gas, pollutant, pollution

Encyclopedia: Chlorofluorocarbon