white damp

noun

Definition of white damp

: a poisonous gas encountered in coal mines and made up chiefly of carbon monoxide

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First Known Use of white damp

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“White damp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20damp. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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