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inexplosive

[in-ik-sploh-siv]
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adjective
  1. not explosive; incapable of exploding or being exploded.

Origin of inexplosive

First recorded in 1865–70; in-3 + explosive
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Examples from the Web for inexplosive

Historical Examples

  • When wet it is inexplosive, and therefore it is always kept wet, being dried in small amounts when required for use.

    Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare

    C. W. Sleeman

  • The boiler being practically open is inexplosive, and requires neither safety valves nor skilled attendance.