Definition of blackdamp in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblakdamp/

Entry from US English dictionary


Choking or suffocating gas, typically carbon dioxide, that is found in mines and other underground spaces.
Example sentences
  • The average blackdamp contains 10% to 15% carbon dioxide and 85% to 90% nitrogen.
  • The water and blackdamp came from disused workings adjoining the mine.
  • If any miners had survived the inrush, they would have been quickly killed by the blackdamp.

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Syllabification: black·damp

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