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afterdamp Line breaks: after|damp
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːftədamp/

Definition of afterdamp in English:


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