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noun
a poisonous coal-mine gas composed chiefly of carbon monoxide.
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Origin of white damp

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for white damp

whitedamp
/ (ˈwaɪtˌdæmp) /

noun
a mixture of poisonous gases, mainly carbon monoxide, occurring in coal minesSee also afterdamp
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