black damp


black damp

noun

Definition of BLACK DAMP

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

First Known Use of BLACK DAMP

1836

black damp

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLACK DAMP

: 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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