Definition of afterdamp in English:
Choking gas, rich in carbon monoxide, left after an explosion of firedamp in a mine.
- The ‘afterdamp’ occurring in such situations is a mixture of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
- As they had been almost completely destroyed it was impossible to enter owing to the afterdamp which prevailed.
- They had managed to soak their shirts in water and breath through them to filter out the afterdamp.
Definition of afterdamp in:
- British & World English dictionary
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