Definition of blackdamp in English:


Syllabification: black·damp
Pronunciation: /ˈblakdamp


Choking or suffocating gas, typically carbon dioxide, that is found in mines and other underground spaces.
More 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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