firedamp

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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

First Known Use of firedamp

1662


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firedamp

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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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