Definition of Frangible

1. Adjective. Capable of being broken. "The museum stored all frangible articles in locked showcases"

Similar to: Breakable
Derivative terms: Frangibility, Frangibleness



Definition of Frangible

1. a. Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken.

Definition of Frangible

1. Adjective. Able to be broken; breakable; fragile. ¹

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Definition of Frangible

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frangible

francoas
francocentric
francolin
francolins
francolite
francolites
franconite
francophone
francos
francs
frangent
franger
frangers
frangibilities
frangibility
frangible (current term)
frangibly
frangipane
frangipanes
frangipani
frangipanis
frangipanni
franglais
frangula
frangulic acid
frangulin
frangulinic
franion
franions
frank

Literary usage of Frangible

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1. The Cyclop├Ždia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"... by the frangible nature of every material of which boilers and other parts of .... frangible ..."

2. A Glossary of Mineralogy by Henry William Bristow (1861)
"Lustre metallic. Streak greyish-black,and somewhat shining. Slightly sectile. Easily frangible. Fracture imperfect conchoidal. "H. 3. SG 4-4 to 5. Fig. 181. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry by Andrew Ure (1828)
"Difficultly frangible. It occurs in beds in gneiss, in Aberdeenshire, ... Rather harder than common hornblende, and more easily frangible. ..."

4. A Treatise on the External Characters of Fossils by Abraham Gottlob Werner (1805)
"Generally speaking, all malleable fossils arc difficultly frangible, ... a foliated or conchoidal fracture more easily frangible. The different degrees of ..."

5. A Treatise on the External, Chemical and Physical Characters of Minerals by Robert Jameson (1817)
"Very difficultly frangible, as in native malleable metals, in silver-glance or ... Not particularly difficultly frangible or rather easily frangible, ..."

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