firedamp

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noun fire·damp \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌdamp\

Definition of firedamp

  1. :  a combustible mine gas that consists chiefly of methane; also :  the explosive mixture of this gas with air

1662

First Known Use of firedamp

1662


Medical Dictionary

firedamp

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noun fire·damp \-ˌdamp\

Medical Definition of firedamp

  1. :  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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