Synonyms
Etymology

1. hydrofluorocarbon

noun. a fluorocarbon emitted as a by-product of industrial manufacturing.

Synonyms

  • greenhouse gas
  • HFC
  • greenhouse emission

Etymology

  • fluorocarbon (English)
  • hydro- (English)
  • ὑδρο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word hydrofluorocarbon


1. Noun, singular or mass
As of 2010, a popular refrigerant known as Freon was discontinued, and a hydrofluorocarbon known as compound R-410A was introduced.

2. Verb, past participle
After 1995, these harmful chemicals ceased being used in fridges and freezers, and the chemicals used in coolants instead have been hydrofluorocarbon.

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