from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. That will not explode: a nonexplosive fuel; nonexplosive gases.
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- adj. Not explosive; unable to explode.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not explosive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not explosive
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said the items were nonexplosive, but are being tested.
The locker weighed 200 to 250 pounds when loaded with the fireworks and eight bags of what police said believe were nonexplosive-grade fertilizer.
A key question in the early stages of the investigation had been how a trained terrorist could craft such a poorly made bomb, consisting of weak fireworks, propane tanks and nonexplosive fertilizer.
The result is a nontoxic, nonexplosive, and biodegradable fuel that burns cleaner than petroleum diesel.
While nonexplosive and undramatic emergency landings rarely attract the attention of the media, this one did.
Brinkley showed me a couple of (nonexplosive) pipe bombs that he put together at home after dinner.
Bagian and Carter explained there was still the possibility of a nonexplosive but rapid enough depressurization to cause quick unconsciousness.
These include rifle bullets and shot of both explosive and nonexplosive varieties, which can be fired semiautomatically or automatically, low-yield grenades, low-yield guided rockets, high-pressure flammable liquid, and microwave energy beams.
Officials there now say a nonexplosive grenade was, indeed, found in that area.
The bomb squad X-rayed the package, which was deemed to be nonexplosive, and the Hammer team sealed it for its trip to the lab under the auspices of detectives from the Joint Terrorism Task Force.