Definition of Chokedamp

1. Noun. The atmosphere in a mine following an explosion; high in carbon dioxide and incapable of supporting life.

Exact synonyms: Blackdamp
Generic synonyms: Carbon Dioxide, Carbonic Acid Gas, Co2



Definition of Chokedamp

1. Noun. (context: mining) A damp consisting chiefly of carbon dioxide, so called for its ability to asphyxiate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chokedamp

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chokedamp

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choke up
chokeable
chokeberries
chokeberry
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chokecherry
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choked the chicken
chokedamp (current term)
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chokedar
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chokeslam
choketh
chokey

Literary usage of Chokedamp

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1. Mine Gases and Explosions: Text-book for Schools and Colleges and for by James Thom Beard (1908)
"Later a distinction was made between the different mine gases, which had previously been regarded as one, and the terms chokedamp or ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"We found when we ceased blowing in gas that after a time the chokedamp receded in the upcast, and that whenever we blew it into the downcast, it poured out ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"We found when we ceased blowing in gas that after a time the chokedamp receded in the upcast, and that whenever we blew it into the downcast, it poured out ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1851)
"Not less than 8000000 cubic feet of chokedamp were injected into the mine at the rate of 7000 cubic feet per minute, and it being ascertained that the mine ..."

5. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1854)
"The “chokedamp “swept among them, and the poor fellows fell perhaps instantly, in heaps, where they were afterwards found, some still living, and afterwards ..."

6. Cotton is King, and Pro-slavery Arguments: Comprising the Writings of by David Christy, Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Thornton Stringfellow, Robert Goodloe Harper, James Henry Hammond, Samuel Adolphus Cartwright, Charles Hodge (1860)
"chokedamp, firedamp, wild fire, sulphur and water, at all times menace instant death to the laborers in these mines." "Robert North, aged 16: Went into the ..."

7. The Pro-slavery Argument, as Maintained by the Most Distinguished Writers of by William Harper, James Henry Hammond, William Gilmore Simms, Thomas Roderick Dew (1852)
""chokedamp, firedamp, wild 6re, sulphur and water, at all times menace instant death to the laborers in these mines." " Robert North, aged 16 : Went into ..."

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