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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens.

Usage examples (26)
  • fluorine was used in the chemistry experiment.
  • It's a corrosive gas, like fluorine, which is used to etch glass.
  • At a red heat platinic fluoride decomposes into metallic platinum and fluorine, which is evolved in the free state.
  • Hekla, Iceland: 14 May 1970; "Local groundwater is measuring high amounts of fluorine, which is toxic to sheep and horses. for more
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