from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An inert liquid or gaseous halocarbon compound in which fluorine replaces some or all hydrogen atoms, used as aerosol propellants, refrigerants, solvents, and lubricants and in making plastics and resins.

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  • noun chemistry any derivative of a hydrocarbon in which every hydrogen atom has been replaced by fluorine

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  • noun a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols


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