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chlo·ro·fluo·ro·car·bon

chlorofluorocarbon

 
pronunciation:
klawr o flawr o kar bn
part of speech: noun
definition: any of a group of compounds containing carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, which were once commonly used as refrigerants, solvents, and aerosol propellants but are now being phased out as they contribute to ozone depletion (abbreviated CFC.)