The definition of chlorofluorocarbon is a type of nontoxic, nonflammable organic compounds used to make plastic foam and are thought to cause depletion of the ozone layer.
An example of chlorofluorocarbon is the chemical that was often used as refrigerant.
any of various nontoxic, nonflammable, inert halocarbon compounds containing carbon, fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen, used for plastic foam, as a refrigerant, etc.: these compounds are thought to damage the atmosphere
Any of various halocarbon compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, once used widely as aerosol propellants and refrigerants. Volatile chlorofluorocarbons are believed to cause depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer.
A fluorocarbon containing chlorine. Chlorofluorocarbons are destructive to the Earth's ozone layer. For this reason, the production and use of chlorofluorocarbons has been sharply reduced in recent years.
(plural chlorofluorocarbons) (abbreviation CFC)