Definition of afterdamp in English:


Line breaks: after|damp
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːftədamp


[mass noun]
  • Choking gas left after an explosion of firedamp in a mine, rich in carbon monoxide.
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    • 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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