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Definition 1: a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for fluorine in the sense of this definition

(fluorine is a kind of ...) any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

(fluorine is a kind of ...) a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

(fluorine is a kind of ...) any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions

(... is made of the substance fluorine) a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine

(... is made of the substance fluorine) a form of apatite in which fluorine predominates over chlorine

(... is made of the substance fluorine) a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine

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