Choke-damp

  • 1 Choke damp — Damp Damp (d[a^]mp), n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. damp vapor, steam, fog, G. dampf, Icel. dampi, Sw. damb dust, and to MNG. dimpfen to smoke, imp. dampf.] 1. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor. [1913 Webster] Night . . . with black air… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Choke damp — See {Carbonic acid}, under {Carbonic}. [1913 Webster] || …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 choke|damp — «CHOHK DAMP», noun. a heavy, suffocating, nonexplosive gas, mainly carbon dioxide, that gathers in mines, old wells, and other underground caverns; blackdamp …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 choke damp — Carbonic Car*bon ic, a. [Cf. F. carbonique. See {Carbon}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, carbon; as, carbonic oxide. [1913 Webster] {Carbonic acid} (Chem.), an acid {HO.CO.OH}, not existing separately, which, combined with positive …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 choke-damp — noun choking or suffocating gas, typically carbon dioxide, that is found in mines and other underground spaces …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 6 choke-damp — n. Foul air, carbonic acid, carbonic acid gas (accumulated in wells and pits) …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 7 choke-damp — …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 Damp — (d[a^]mp), n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. damp vapor, steam, fog, G. dampf, Icel. dampi, Sw. damb dust, and to MNG. dimpfen to smoke, imp. dampf.] 1. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor. [1913 Webster] Night . . . with black air Accompanied,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Damp sheet — Damp Damp (d[a^]mp), n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. damp vapor, steam, fog, G. dampf, Icel. dampi, Sw. damb dust, and to MNG. dimpfen to smoke, imp. dampf.] 1. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor. [1913 Webster] Night . . . with black air… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Damp (mining) — Historically, gases (other than breathable air) in coal mines in Britain were collectively known as damps . This comes from the Middle Low German word dampf (meaning vapour ), and was in use by 1480 [1]. Damps included: After damp, a mixture of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 choke — 1. v. & n. v. 1 tr. hinder or impede the breathing of (a person or animal) esp. by constricting the windpipe or (of gas, smoke, etc.) by being unbreathable. 2 intr. suffer a hindrance or stoppage of breath. 3 tr. & intr. make or become speechless …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 damp — I. n. 1. Moisture, vapor, fog, dampness dank. 2. Noxious exhalation, choke damp or firedamp. 3. Depression, dejection, chill. II. a. Moist, humid, dank, wet. III. v. a. 1. Moisten, dampen. 2 …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 Damp — Damp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Damped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Damping}.] [OE. dampen to choke, suffocate. See {Damp}, n.] 1. To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. To put out, as fire; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 damp — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, black damp, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, vapor; akin to Old High German damph vapor Date: 14th century 1. a noxious gas compare black damp, firedamp 2. moisture: a. humidity, dampness b. archaic fog,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 damp — Synonyms and related words: abate, abridge, absorb the shock, acoustic tile, afterdamp, allay, alleviate, antiknock, arrest, asperge, asphyxiate, assimilate to, assuage, attemper, attenuate, baffle, baffler, balance, bank the fire, beat down,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 damp — 1. Humid; moist. 2. Atmospheric moisture. 3. Foul air in a mine; air charged with carbon oxides (black or choke d.) or with various explosive hydrocarbon vapors (firedamp). * * * deoxyadenosine monophosphate; deoxyadenylate adenosine… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 choke — Synonyms and related words: OD, asphyxia, asphyxiate, asphyxiation, bake, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, be in heat, be killed, bind, blaze, block, block up, blockade, bloom, blow out, boil, bolt, broil, bung, burke, burking, burn,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 choke — v 1. strangle, strangulate, throttle, gar rote, bowstring, gibbet, hang; asphyxiate, suffocate, burke, smother, stifle; gag, retch, gasp. 2. clog, dam up, plug, stop, cork, seal; congest, constrict, close, shut, occlude; obstruct, block, blockade …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 damp — adj 1. moist, dewy, wettish, watery, aqueous; dank, steamy, clammy, muggy, humid; foggy, vaporous, misty, drizzly, dripping, rainy; swampy, marshy, boggy, fenny, miry; soggy, spongy, sodden. 2. unenthusiastic, lukewarm, indifferent, apathetic;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 Fire damp — Damp Damp (d[a^]mp), n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. damp vapor, steam, fog, G. dampf, Icel. dampi, Sw. damb dust, and to MNG. dimpfen to smoke, imp. dampf.] 1. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor. [1913 Webster] Night . . . with black air… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English