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firedamp

noun fire·damp \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌdamp\

Definition of FIREDAMP

:  a combustible mine gas that consists chiefly of methane; also :  the explosive mixture of this gas with air
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First Known Use of FIREDAMP

1677
Medical Dictionary

firedamp

noun fire·damp \-ˌdamp\

Medical Definition of FIREDAMP

:  a combustible mine gas that consists chiefly of methane; also :  the explosive mixture of this gas with air—compare black damp

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