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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunexplodedun‧ex‧plod‧ed /ˌʌnɪkˈspləʊdɪd◂ $ -ˈsploʊ-/ adjective [only before noun]  used to describe something such as a bomb which has not yet exploded
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unexplodedMr Aston told the court that the oil tank was like a large unexploded bomb.Their wastes include solvents, fuels, mine tailings, radioactive wastes, and unexploded bombs and shells.Much was seized for food by a starving population, and much became the casualty of unexploded mines and bombs.With its aid, two unexploded mortar bombs are located.Yet Flemish farmers still unearth unexploded ordnance nearly every day.It was not unknown for an unexploded portion of an old charge to remain dormant but active for years under such conditions.
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