chokedamp

A damp consisting chiefly of carbon dioxide, so called for its ability to asphyxiate.

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  • chokedamp — [chōk′damp΄] n. BLACKDAMP …   English World dictionary

  • chokedamp — /chohk damp /, n. Mining. mine atmosphere so low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide as to cause choking. Also called blackdamp. [1635 45; CHOKE + DAMP] * * * …   Universalium

  • chokedamp — n. see blackdamp …   Medical dictionary

  • chokedamp — Synonyms and related words: afterdamp, blackdamp, breath, cloud, coal gas, damp, effluvium, exhalation, exhaust, exhaust gas, fetid air, firedamp, flatus, fluid, fume, malaria, mephitis, miasma, puff of smoke, reek, smoke, smudge, steam, vapor,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chokedamp — n. choking gas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chokedamp — n.; see blackdamp …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • chokedamp — choke•damp [[t]ˈtʃoʊkˌdæmp[/t]] n. min mine atmosphere so low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide as to cause choking Also called blackdamp • Etymology: 1635–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • chokedamp — /ˈtʃoʊkdæmp/ (say chohkdamp) noun Mining mine atmosphere so low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide as to cause choking; blackdamp. {choke + damp (def. 4) …   Australian English dictionary

  • chokedamp —   n. asphyxiating gas, mainly carbon dioxide, of mines …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • chokedamp — noun the atmosphere in a mine following an explosion; high in carbon dioxide and incapable of supporting life • Syn: ↑blackdamp • Hypernyms: ↑carbon dioxide, ↑CO2, ↑carbonic acid gas …   Useful english dictionary

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