Definition of CFC noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsiː ef ˈsiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsiː ef ˈsiː//
[countable, uncountable] Waste and pollution
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the abbreviation for chlorofluorocarbon (a type of gas used especially in aerosols (= types of container that release liquid in the form of a spray).) CFCs are harmful to the earth’s ozone layer. See related entries: Waste and pollution
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: CFC