Meaning of “CFC” in the English Dictionary

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"CFC" in British English

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CFCnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsiː.efˈsiː/ us /ˌsiː.efˈsiː/

abbreviation for chlorofluorocarbon: a gas used in fridges and, in the past, in aerosols (= a metal container in which liquids are kept under pressure and forced out in drops):

CFCs cause damage to the ozone layer.

(Definition of “CFC” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)