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dichlorodifluoromethane

[dahy-klawr-oh-dahy-floo r-oh-meth-eyn, -flawr-; dahy-klohr-oh-dahy-floo r-oh-meth-eyn; -flohr-] /daɪˌklɔr oʊ daɪˌflʊər oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌflɔr-; daɪˌkloʊr oʊ daɪˌflʊər oʊˈmɛθ eɪn; -ˌfloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, slightly water-soluble, nonflammable gas, CCl 2 F 2 , that boils at −29°C: used chiefly as a propellant in aerosols and as a refrigerant.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; di-1 + chloro-2 + di-1 + fluoro-1 + methane
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British Dictionary definitions for dichlorodifluoromethane

dichlorodifluoromethane

/daɪˌklɔːrəʊdaɪˌflʊərəʊˈmiːθeɪn/
noun
1.
a colourless nonflammable gas easily liquefied by pressure: used as a propellant in aerosols and fire extinguishers and as a refrigerant. Formula: CCl2F2 See also Freon
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