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chlorotrifluoromethane

[klawr-oh-trahy-floo r-oh-meth-eyn, -flawr-; klohr-oh-trahy-floo r-, -flohr-] /ˌklɔr oʊ traɪˌflʊər oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌflɔr-; ˌkloʊr oʊ traɪˌflʊər-, -ˌfloʊr-/
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a colorless gas, CClF 3 , used chiefly as a refrigerant, in the hardening of metals, and in pharmaceutical processing.
Also called trifluorochloromethane.
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