Last modified on 15 December 2014, at 15:54

afterdamp

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EtymologyEdit

From after- +‎ damp.

NounEdit

afterdamp (uncountable)

  1. (mining) Suffocating gases present in a coal mine after an explosion caused by firedamp, consisting of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and sometimes hydrogen sulfide.