blackdamp blackdamp

Definition(s):

  • (n) the atmosphere in a mine following an explosion; high in carbon dioxide and incapable of supporting life

Usage(s):

  • Timbering was shattered, the ventilating system dam aged, and there was blackdamp as well as thick, choking coal smoke inside.

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