afterdamp

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • after-damp

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.
Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 12:15