HyperDic: cfc

English > 1 sense of the word CFC:
NOUNsubstanceCFC, chlorofluorocarbona fluorocarbon with chlorine
English > CFC: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans.
Synonymchlorofluorocarbon
NarrowerFreonAny one or more chlorofluorocarbons (or related compounds) that are used as an aerosol propellant, organic solvent, or refrigerant
hydrochlorofluorocarbon, HCFCA fluorocarbon that is replacing chlorofluorocarbon as a refrigerant and propellant in aerosol cans
BroaderfluorocarbonA halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine
greenhouse gas, greenhouse emissionA gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
pollutantwaste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
Spanishcfc, CFC, clorofluorocarbono, clorofluorocarbonos, clorofluorocarburo
Catalancfc, clorofluorocarboni, clorofluorocarbur

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