noun Mining.

1830–40; black + damp Unabridged
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blackdamp (ˈblækˌdæmp)
Also called: chokedamp air that is low in oxygen content and high in carbon dioxide as a result of an explosion in a mine

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Blackdamp is a hazardous, low oxygen phenomenon that occurs in poorly ventilated areas.
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