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Any of a class of compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, typically gases used in refrigerants and aerosol propellants. They are harmful to the ozone layer in the earth's atmosphere owing to the release of chlorine atoms on exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
- ‘Manmade CFCs are the main cause of ozone depletion in the stratosphere.’
- ‘The manufacture and use of CFCs in industry has been severely curtailed following the Montrol Protocol and subsequent amendments.’
- ‘CFCs are very stable in the troposphere.’
1970s: short for chlorofluorocarbon.
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