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- n. An asphyxiant found in enclosed places such as mines and sewers; a mixture of several gases left after oxygen is removed from the air, typically nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See Carbonic acid, under carbonic.
- n. a damp consisting principally of carbonic acid gas; -- so called from its extinguishing flame and animal life. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
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