Definition of afterdamp in English:

afterdamp

Syllabification: af·ter·damp
Pronunciation: /ˈaftərˌdamp
 
/

noun

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

Definition of afterdamp in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected