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, in the meaning defined above

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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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