black damp

noun

Definition of black damp

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

1736

First Known Use of black damp

1736


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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