un·​ex·​plod·​ed | \ˌən-ik-ˈsplō-dəd \

Definition of unexploded 

: not exploded an unexploded bomb/shell unexploded ammunition

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Workers during construction had to deal with finding unexploded munitions and soldiers’ corpses from the Battle of Stalingrad. James Ellingworth, BostonGlobe.com, "Here is a look at all 12 World Cup stadiums in Russia," 11 June 2018 There currently are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria and a small contingent of diplomats working with partners on the ground to restore basic services and remove unexploded munitions. Michael R. Gordon, WSJ, "Trump Tells Military Commanders to Finish ISIS Fight in Syria Quickly," 4 Apr. 2018 Officials said the unexploded American 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) bomb, found by a construction worker on Thursday, was the third dug up at the site since January. Fox News, "Police defuse WWII bomb found at Hong Kong construction site," 11 May 2018 Two others were killed in the western state of Hesse in 1990 while disabling another unexploded bomb. Erik Kirschbaum, latimes.com, "In a city littered with World War II-era explosives, Berlin's bomb squad is always on alert," 14 June 2018 The doctors at Wills Eye Hospital also warn against touching or using unexploded fireworks in any form. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "This 25-Year-Old's Warning About Fireworks Safety Is Going Viral After a Celebration Left Him Nearly Blind," 3 July 2018 Before any of that can happen, the Army would need to clean up unexploded ordnance from its tests, which could be costly and take a while. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, "Our Next National Park Could Be in New Mexico," 3 July 2018 His company also has argued that the level of unexploded ordnance and risk of explosions is much higher than what the government has ever disclosed. Paul Brinkmann, OrlandoSentinel.com, "DOJ to settle in Orlando bombing range cleanup; 4,000 homes planned at 417 & 528," 25 May 2018 Mangera said three unexploded homemade bombs, two at the Pantekosta church and one at the Diponegoro church, were detonated by a bomb squad. Tuji Martuji, USA TODAY, "'Barbaric' Indonesia church bombings carried out by parents — and their four children," 13 May 2018

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circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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