1. a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine
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How To Use afterdamp In A Sentence

  • As they had been almost completely destroyed it was impossible to enter owing to the afterdamp which prevailed.
  • The afterdamp and smoke passed directly to the airshaft from the split of the ventilating current in the section.
  • They had managed to soak their shirts in water and breath through them to filter out the afterdamp.
  • The ‘afterdamp’ occurring in such situations is a mixture of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
  • These men had survived the force of the explosion, but had succumbed to the effects of the afterdamp.
  • They tried to get outbye via the return airway but hastily retreated due to the heat and afterdamp. Whitehaven News headlines
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