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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Flu"or*ine
A non-metallic, gaseous element of atomic number 9, strongly acid or negative, and associated with chlorine, bromine, and iodine, in the halogen group of which it is the first member. It always occurs combined, is very active chemically, and possesses such an avidity for most elements, and silicon especially, that it can neither be prepared nor kept in glass vessels, but may be contained in lead vessels. If set free it immediately attacks a containing glass vessel, so that it was not isolated until 1886. It is a pungent, corrosive, colorless gas. Symbol F. Atomic weight 19.00.

Note: Fluorine unites with hydrogen to form hydrofluoric acid, which is the agent employed in etching glass. It occurs naturally, principally combined as calcium fluoride in fluorite, and as a double fluoride of aluminium and sodium in cryolite.

Etymology: NL. fluorina: cf. G. fluorin, F. fluorine. So called from its occurrence in the mineral fluorite

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  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

From Latin fluor (“flow”) +‎ -ine

  1. (uncountable) The chemical element (symbol F) with an atomic number of 9.
  2. (chemistry, countable) A single atom of this element.
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Fun Facts about the name Fluorine

  • When was the first name Fluorine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fluorine is Monday, September 23rd, 1912.
  • How unique is the name Fluorine? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fluorine. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fluorine: Your name in reverse order is Eniroulf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Flrueoin. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Fluorine born Nov 23, 1986

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Scotland approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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