Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “CFC”

CFC

noun [C]     /ˌsiːefˈsiː/
abbreviation for chlorofluorocarbon: a type of gas used in some fridges (= containers for keeping food cold) and aerosols (= containers for making liquids come out in small drops), which damages the layer of gases around the EarthEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
(Definition of CFC noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “CFC” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More