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[So called because it causes suffocation in mines.]
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(Mining & Quarrying) another word for blackdamp
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mine atmosphere so low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide as to cause choking. Also called blackdamp.
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Noun1.chokedamp - the atmosphere in a mine following an explosionchokedamp - the atmosphere in a mine following an explosion; high in carbon dioxide and incapable of supporting life
carbon dioxide, carbonic acid gas, CO2 - a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
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n (Brit) → Ferch m, → böse or giftige Wetter pl
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