Definition of afterdamp in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaftərˌdamp/


Choking gas, rich in carbon monoxide, left after an explosion of firedamp in a mine.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: af·ter·damp

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