chlorofluorocarbon: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (klôr"ō-floor"ō-kär'bun, -flôr"- klōr"ō-floor"ō-kär'bun, -flōr"-), [key]
- any of several volatile, inert, saturated compounds of carbon, fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen: used as refrigerants, foam-blowing agents, solvents, and, formerly, as aerosol propellants until scientists became concerned about depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer. Cf.
- chlorofluorocarbon (Thesaurus)