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[So called because it causes suffocation in mines.]
(Mining & Quarrying) another word for blackdamp
mine atmosphere so low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide as to cause choking. Also called blackdamp.
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|Noun||1.||chokedamp - the atmosphere in a mine following an explosion; high in carbon dioxide and incapable of supporting life|