Definitions

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  • adj. Not explosive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not explosive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not liable to explode; not of an explosive nature or character; free from explosions.

Etymologies

in- +‎ explosive (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887

  • Eitner also found that when 13 of the 21 volumes of oxygen in air are displaced by carbon dioxide, a mixture of such "carbon dioxide air" with acetylene is inexplosive in all proportions.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • It is claimed for the albo-carbon material that it is perfectly inexplosive, safe and portable, that it causes no obstruction and leaves no residuum, and that the receivers can be replenished almost indefinitely without any accumulation taking place, so perfect is the evaporation of the albo-carbon.

    Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879 A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures

  • Hitherto she had accepted their ideals without questioning -- their kindly affluence, their inexplosive religion, their dislike of paper-bags, orange-peel, and broken bottles.

    A Room with a View

  • So as to leave no shadow of doubt, the boat went like a swing, and I became sick at once, - in the old, inward, inexplosive fashion!

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • The once-magnificent day of the Ascension the Venetians now honor by closing all shop-doors behind them and putting all thought of labor out of their minds, and going forth to enjoy themselves in the mild, inexplosive fashion which seems to satisfy Italian nature.

    Venetian Life

  • A more viable option would probably be the inexplosive but dependable Greg Camarillo.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This danger proceeds from fire-damp, as one unlucky stroke of the pick may bring forth a stream of carbureted hydrogen gas, inexplosive of itself, but if mixed with eight times its bulk of air, more dangerous than gunpowder, and which, if by chance it comes in contact with the flame of a candle, is sure to explode, and certain death is the result -- not always from the explosion itself, but from the after-damp or carbonic acid gas which follows it.

    Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects

  • It is little affected by immersion in water, unless prolonged, when the chlorate dissolves out, leaving a practical inexplosive residue. [

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

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