chokedamp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chokedamp the atmosphere in a mine following an explosion; high in carbon dioxide and incapable of supporting life
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chokedamp the carbonic acid gas given off by coal which accumulates in coal-mines, and may suffocate those exposed to it
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from sound.