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chokedamp

choke·damp
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk-damp]
    • /ˈtʃoʊkˌdæmp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk-damp]
    • /ˈtʃoʊkˌdæmp/

Definitions of chokedamp word

  • noun chokedamp blackdamp 3
  • noun chokedamp mine atmosphere so low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide as to cause choking. 1
  • noun chokedamp (mining) A damp consisting chiefly of carbon dioxide, so called for its ability to asphyxiate. 1

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Origin of chokedamp

First appearance:

before 1635
One of the 43% oldest English words
First recorded in 1635-45; choke + damp

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Chokedamp

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

chokedamp popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chokedamp usage trend in Literature

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