afterdamp afterdamp

Definition(s):

  • (n) a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine

Usage(s):

  1. Three were unconscious, overcome by afterdamp (carbon monoxide) which had followed a muffled explosion below.
  2. Then came the deadly "afterdamp" (carbon monoxide).

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