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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1662

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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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