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[hek-suh-floo r-ahyd, -flawr-, -flohr-] /ˌhɛk səˈflʊər aɪd, -ˈflɔr-, -ˈfloʊr-/
a fluoride containing six atoms of fluorine.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • In addition, the distribution and transmission of electricity relies on sulfur hexafluoride.
  • It has converted yellowcake into uranium hexafluoride gas.
  • Take sulphur hexafluoride, a greenhouse gas used-among other things-as an insulator in some sorts of high-voltage equipment.
  • All they've done so far is to make uranium hexafluoride.
  • In the future, it is likely that depleted uranium hexafluoride cylinders will be transported to a conversion facility.
  • Before it can be enriched, natural uranium must be chemically converted into uranium hexafluoride.
  • After enrichment, depleted uranium hexafluoride is placed in large steel cylinders for storage.

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