unexploded

adjective
un·​ex·​plod·​ed | \ ˌən-ik-ˈsplō-dəd How to pronounce unexploded (audio) \

Definition of unexploded

: not exploded an unexploded bomb/shell unexploded ammunition

Examples of unexploded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several farmers have already died after coming upon unexploded ordnance. Dalton Bennett, Washington Post, 19 July 2022 Several farmers have already died after coming upon unexploded ordnance. Dalton Bennett, Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2022 These excursions are often tense ones, with obvious signs of recent shelling, and danger everywhere from landmines and unexploded bombs. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 5 May 2022 Despite just seven weeks of war, much of Ukraine is already littered with deadly unexploded ordnances and mines. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 Meanwhile, engineers in Ukrainian cities have already removed unexploded, 1,000-pound bombs from buildings. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 14 Apr. 2022 In addition to the unexploded Russian ordnances, the Ukrainian troops also have planted land mines at bridges, airports and other key infrastructure to prevent Russians from using them. NBC News, 18 Mar. 2022 The plane crashed in the city and ordnance disposal experts removed three unexploded bombs from the wreckage. Brett Forrest And Alan Cullison, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 This project basically generated runway images with … unexploded ordnances. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unexploded

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unexploded was circa 1889

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Last Updated

9 Aug 2022

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“Unexploded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexploded. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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