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Meaning of dichlorodifluoromethane

di•chlo•ro•di•fluor•o•meth•ane

Pronunciation: (dī-klôr"ō-dī-floor"ō-meth'ān, -flôr"-&wdspcdī-klōr"ō-dī-floor"ō-meth'ān&wdspc-flōr"-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, slightly water-soluble, nonflammable gas, CClF, that boils at −29°C: used chiefly as a propellant in aerosols and as a refrigerant.
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