afterdamp definition

  • noun:
    • An asphyxiating blend of gases, primarily nitrogen and skin tightening and, remaining in a mine after a fire or an explosion.
    • Suffocating fumes present in a coal my own after an explosion caused by firedamp, composed of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, co2, and quite often hydrogen sulfide.
    • a toxic combination of gases (including co2 and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine

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