noun. a fluorocarbon emitted as a by-product of industrial manufacturing.
- greenhouse gas
- greenhouse emission
- fluorocarbon (English)
- hydro- (English)
- ὑδρο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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.