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Afterdamp — is the toxic mixture of gases left in a mine following an explosion caused by firedamp. It consists of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen. Hydrogen sulfide, another highly toxic gas, may also be present. Afterdamp was the deadly gas… … Wikipedia
afterdamp — [af′tərdamp΄, äf′tərdamp΄] n. an asphyxiating mixture of gases remaining in a mine after a fire or an explosion of firedamp, usually consisting mostly of nitrogen and carbon dioxide … English World dictionary
afterdamp — /af teuhr damp , ahf /, n. an irrespirable mixture of gases, consisting chiefly of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, left in a mine after an explosion or fire. [1855 60; AFTER + DAMP] * * * … Universalium
afterdamp — noun Suffocating gases present in a coal mine after an explosion caused by firedamp, consisting of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and sometimes hydrogen sulfide … Wiktionary
afterdamp — af·ter·damp .damp n a toxic gas mixture remaining after an explosion of firedamp in mines and consisting principally of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen … Medical dictionary
afterdamp — n. suffocating gas mixture which occurs in a mine after an explosion … English contemporary dictionary
afterdamp — noun choking gas left after an explosion of firedamp in a mine … English new terms dictionary
afterdamp — af•ter•damp [[t]ˈæf tərˌdæmp, ˈɑf [/t]] n. min an unbreathable mixture of gases, consisting chiefly of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, left in a mine after an explosion or fire • Etymology: 1855–60 … From formal English to slang
afterdamp — /ˈaftədæmp/ (say ahftuhdamp) noun an irrespirable mixture of gases, consisting chiefly of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, left in a mine after an explosion or fire; chokedamp … Australian English dictionary
afterdamp — n. poisonous gas (mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen) remaining after explosion of fire damp in mine; choke damp … Dictionary of difficult words
afterdamp — noun a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine • Hypernyms: ↑gas … Useful english dictionary