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That will not explode: a nonexplosive fuel; nonexplosive gases.

non′ex·plo′sive n.
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not capable of causing an explosion
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Adj.1.nonexplosive - not explosive; "nonexplosive gases"; "a nonexplosive fuel"
explosive - serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst; "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an explosive temper"
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Additionally, some computer simulations show that during a white-dwarf merger, carbon burns nonexplosively, enabling the resulting object to collapse further into a neutron star (in which electrons combine with protons to form an entire star--albeit one only a few miles in diameter--with the density of an atomic nucleus).
Furthermore, the SDK-UOS provides a capability to nonexplosively cut through material when explosive breaching is not permitted.