Entry from US English dictionary
Not able or likely to explode or to cause an explosion.
- Lower amounts of dissolved gases lead to effusive, nonexplosive eruptions.
- The viscosity of the magma, however, is also an important factor in determining whether an eruption will be explosive or nonexplosive.
- Because of their frequent occurrence and relatively nonexplosive character, Hawaiian eruptions are some of the most extensively studied in the world.
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