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A refrigerant is a compound used in a heat cycle that undergoes a phase change from a gas to a liquid and back.

The two main uses of refrigerants are refrigerators/freezers and air conditioners.

Cf. coolant.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Refrigerant", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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