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blackdamp

[blak-damp] /ˈblækˌdæmp/
noun, Mining.
1.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; black + damp
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Examples for blackdamp
  • blackdamp is a hazardous, low oxygen phenomenon that occurs in poorly ventilated areas.
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blackdamp

/ˈblækˌdæmp/
noun
1.
air that is low in oxygen content and high in carbon dioxide as a result of an explosion in a mine Also called chokedamp
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