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chokedamp

[chohk-damp] /ˈtʃoʊkˌdæmp/
noun, Mining.
1.
mine atmosphere so low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide as to cause choking.
Also called blackdamp.
Origin of chokedamp
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; choke + damp
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chokedamp

/ˈtʃəʊkˌdæmp/
noun
1.
another word for blackdamp
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