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black damp

noun

Definition of black damp

  1. :  a carbon dioxide mixture occurring as a mine gas and incapable of supporting life or flame



1836

First Known Use of black damp

1836

Rhymes with black damp

arc lamp, boot camp, break camp, C-clamp, death camp, decamp, encamp, firedamp, flashlamp, floor lamp, food stamp, glow lamp, headlamp, off-ramp, on-ramp, preamp, revamp, sunlamp, tax stamp, time-stamp, unclamp, work camp


Medical Dictionary

black damp

noun

Medical Definition of black damp

  1. :  a nonexplosive mine gas that is a mixture containing carbon dioxide and is incapable of supporting life or flame—compare firedamp




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