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Meaning of afterdamp

af•ter•damp

Pronunciation: (af'tur-damp", äf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. an irrespirable mixture of gases, consisting chiefly of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, left in a mine after an explosion or fire.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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