Definitions for Refrigerantrɪˈfrɪdʒ ər ənt
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any substance used to provide cooling (as in a refrigerator)
causing cooling or freezing
"a refrigerant substance such as ice or solid carbon dioxide"
A substance used in a heat cycle that undergoes a phase change between gas and liquid to allow the cooling, as in refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.
That which makes cool or cold, such as a medicine for allaying the symptoms of fever.
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That cools or freezes
cooling; allaying heat or fever
that which makes to be cool or cold; specifically, a medicine or an application for allaying fever, or the symptoms of fever; -- used also figuratively
Origin: [L. refrigerans, p. pr. of refrigerare: cf. F. rfrigrant. See Refrigerate.]
A refrigerant is a substance used in a heat cycle usually including, for enhanced efficiency, a reversible phase transition from a liquid to a gas. Traditionally, fluorocarbons, especially chlorofluorocarbons, were used as refrigerants, but they are being phased out because of their ozone depletion effects. Other common refrigerants used in various applications are ammonia, sulfur dioxide, and non-halogenated hydrocarbons such as propane. Many refrigerants are important ozone depleting and global warming inducing compounds that are the focus of worldwide regulatory scrutiny.
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