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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Compounds
chlorofluorocarbonchlo‧ro‧fluo‧ro‧car‧bon /ˌklɔːrəʊflʊərəʊˈkɑːbən $ -roʊflʊroʊˈkɑːr-/ noun [countable]  HCCa CFC
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chlorofluorocarbonThe cocktail of greenhouse gases includes chlorofluorocarbons, methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide.More chlorofluorocarbons must have been released in the industrialised north.It is free of chlorofluorocarbon gases which have been used to cool most fridges for decades.The Government also gave industry notice that hydrochlorofluorocarbons, the successors to chlorofluorocarbons in refrigeration, will be phased out.
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