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nonexplosive Syllabification: non·ex·plo·sive
Pronunciation: /ˌnänikˈsplōsiv/

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Definition of nonexplosive in English:


Not able or likely to explode or to cause an explosion.
Example sentences
  • Formulations based on nonexplosive fuels are advantageously employed in the practice of the invention exemplary of which are the soluble polyalcohols such as ethylene glycol and carbohydrates such as cane sugar.
  • Blasting agents are usually ammonium nitrate mixtures sensitized with nonexplosive fuels such as oil or wax.
  • Lower amounts of dissolved gases lead to effusive, nonexplosive eruptions.

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