nonexplosive

adjective
non·ex·plo·sive | \ˌnän-ik-ˈsplō-siv, -ziv\

Definition of nonexplosive 

: not explosive nonexplosive gases

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Most of its activity has been nonexplosive, but a 1924 eruption spewed ash and 10-ton (9-metric ton) rocks into the sky, leaving one man dead. Washington Post, "Volcanic ‘curtain of fire’ sends people fleeing Hawaii homes," 4 May 2018 Previously, state residents could set foot into Phantom and other big-name companies’ showrooms to shop for nonexplosive novelties. Vinny Vella, Philly.com, "Fireworks sales are booming in Pennsylvania thanks to a change in the law," 30 June 2018 Most of Kilauea’s activity has been nonexplosive, but a 1924 eruption spewed ash and 10-ton (9-metric ton) rocks into the sky, leaving one man dead. Caleb Jones, BostonGlobe.com, "Hawaii volcano forces 1,500 from homes as lava bubbles up," 4 May 2018 Most of Kilauea’s activity has been nonexplosive, but a 1924 eruption spewed ash and 10-ton (9-metric ton) rocks into the sky, leaving one man dead. Caleb Jones, BostonGlobe.com, "Hawaii volcano forces 1,500 from homes as lava bubbles up," 4 May 2018 Most of Kilauea’s activity has been nonexplosive, but a 1924 eruption spewed ash and 10-ton (9-metric ton) rocks into the sky, leaving one man dead. Caleb Jones, BostonGlobe.com, "Hawaii volcano forces 1,500 from homes as lava bubbles up," 4 May 2018 Most of Kilauea’s activity has been nonexplosive, but a 1924 eruption spewed ash and 10-ton (9-metric ton) rocks into the sky, leaving one man dead. Caleb Jones, BostonGlobe.com, "Hawaii volcano forces 1,500 from homes as lava bubbles up," 4 May 2018 In the past 66 years, the volcano has erupted a shocking 34 times, though most of Kilauea's activity has been nonexplosive. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano's active history, and the science behind the most recent eruption," 8 May 2018 Most of Kilauea's activity has been nonexplosive, but a 1924 eruption spewed ash and 10-ton rocks into the sky and killed one person. CBS News, "Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano: New eruption triggers house fires," 4 May 2018

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1817, in the meaning defined above

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