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  • n  a compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer
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  • Anthony Giddens in NewsBlaze
    Water is like gold around here,said Sergeant Giddens. "So we depend a lot on complimentary agents such as (aqueous film forming foam), dry chemical and Halon to fight fires."

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