afterdamp


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af·ter·damp

 (ăf′tər-dămp′)
n.
An asphyxiating mixture of gases, primarily nitrogen and carbon dioxide, left in a mine after a fire or an explosion.

[after + damp, gas.]

afterdamp

(ˈɑːftəˌdæmp)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a poisonous mixture of gases containing carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen formed after the explosion of firedamp in coal mines. See also whitedamp
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a poisonous mixture of gases containing carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen formed after the explosion of firedamp in coal mines. See also whitedamp

af•ter•damp

(ˈæf tərˌdæmp, ˈɑf-)

n.
an unbreathable mixture of gases, consisting chiefly of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, left in a mine after an explosion or fire.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afterdamp - a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mineafterdamp - a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely