afterdamp

noun

af·​ter·​damp -ˌdamp How to pronounce afterdamp (audio)
: a toxic gas mixture remaining after an explosion of firedamp in mines and consisting principally of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen

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“Afterdamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/afterdamp. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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