nonexplosive

adjective
non·​ex·​plo·​sive | \ ˌnän-ik-ˈsplō-siv How to pronounce nonexplosive (audio) , -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. Amy Lieu, Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, mandatory evacuations ordered for more than 1,000 people," 2 Oct. 2018 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. Amy Lieu, Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, mandatory evacuations ordered for more than 1,000 people," 2 Oct. 2018 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. Amy Lieu, Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, mandatory evacuations ordered for more than 1,000 people," 2 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of nonexplosive

1817, in the meaning defined above

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