firedamp


fire·damp

noun \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

First Known Use of FIREDAMP

1677

fire·damp

noun \-ˌdamp\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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