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FLUORINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fluorine mean? 

FLUORINE (noun)
  The noun FLUORINE has 1 sense:

1. a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite

  Familiarity information: FLUORINE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLUORINE (noun)


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Meaning:

A nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 9; fluorine; F

Hypernyms ("fluorine" is a kind of...):

chemical element; element (any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter)

gas (a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely)

halogen (any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions)

Holonyms ("fluorine" is a substance of...):

cryolite; Greenland spar (a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine)

fluorapatite (a form of apatite in which fluorine predominates over chlorine)

fluor; fluorite; fluorspar (a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine)


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