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 After five years of sniffing out land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Magawa is retiring. BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2021 Harvey first deployed overseas to Korea in 2017 for a year before relocating to England, where the Civil Engineering Squadron assists with the removal and disposal of unexploded ordnance and munitions whenever a possible issue arises. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 5 June 2021 The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday that the war may have left hundreds of unexploded munitions, which could cause further casualties and hinder efforts to rebuild. Joseph Krauss, ajc, 23 May 2021 Site preparation in Grünheide included relocating bats and ants living in the forest and removal of seven unexploded bombs dropped by the U.S. during World War II. Alan Ohnsman, Forbes, 18 May 2021 And in July 2018, the Swedish Air Force bombed a wildfire on a military training ground, snuffing it out and preventing it from detonating unexploded munitions. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 Dec. 2020 Additionally, the International Committee of the Red Cross estimates that several hundred unexploded ordnance are strewn across the territory. Washington Post, 22 May 2021 Hamas militants opened unexploded Israeli missiles from previous strikes to extract explosive materials. Fox News, 20 May 2021 Thousands of unexploded munitions — cluster bombs, mortar rounds, rockets, shells and other weapons — now dot the region in streets, backyards and homes, said experts in ordnance removal. Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2021

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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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“Unexploded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexploded. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unexploded

of a bomb : not yet exploded


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