chokedamp

[chohk-damp]

noun Mining.

mine atmosphere so low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide as to cause choking.

Origin of chokedamp

First recorded in 1635–45; choke + damp
Also called blackdamp.
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British Dictionary definitions for chokedamp

chokedamp

noun

another word for blackdamp
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