from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several halocarbons used as fire-extinguishing agents.
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- n. A hydrocarbon in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by halogens
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- n. a compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer
Blend of halogen and carbon (Wiktionary)