chlorofluorocarbon

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chlorofluorocarbon (plural chlorofluorocarbons) (abbreviation CFC)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon are replaced with those of chlorine and fluorine; formerly used as refrigerants and aerosol can propellants but withdrawn due to causing damage to the ozone layer.

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