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Definitions and Synonyms of cfc | Another word for cfc | What is cfc?

Definition 1: a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where cfc or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone

Synonyms for cfc in the sense of this definition

(cfc is a kind of ...) waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil

(cfc is a kind of ...) a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols

(cfc is a kind of ...) a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation

(... is a kind of cfc ) a fluorocarbon that is replacing chlorofluorocarbon as a refrigerant and propellant in aerosol cans; considered to be somewhat less destructive to the atmosphere

(... is a kind of cfc ) any one or more chlorofluorocarbons (or related compounds) that are used as an aerosol propellant, organic solvent, or refrigerant

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