choke damp definition

  • noun:
    • An asphyxiant within enclosed locations such as mines and sewers; an assortment of several fumes left after oxygen is taken away through the atmosphere, typically nitrogen, co2, and water vapour.
    • a damp consisting principally of carbonic-acid fuel; -- so named from the extinguishing fire and pet life. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
  • others:
    • identify Carbonic acid, under carbonic.

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