Meaning of “fluorine” in the English Dictionary

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"fluorine" in British English

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fluorinenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈflɔː.riːn/ us /ˈflɔːr.iːn/ symbol F

Examples from literature

  • Arsenic combines with fluorine at the ordinary temperature with incandescence. 
  • Nitric acid vapor reacts with great violence with fluorine, a loud explosion resulting. 
  • Perhaps this may be explained by the fact that fluorine has no action at available temperatures upon carbon dioxide. 
  • The corresponding negative group consists only of fluorine and manganese, so far as our investigations have gone. 
  • The element fluorine has at last been successfully isolated, and its chief chemical and physical properties determined. 

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

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