choke damp


noun Mining.
mine atmosphere so low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide as to cause choking.
Also called blackdamp.

1635–45; choke + damp Unabridged
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chokedamp (ˈtʃəʊkˌdæmp)
another word for blackdamp

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