This friability makes the land easier to work, and it is also more easily penetrated by the roots of plants.
friability in the seed-bed is important when the soils are heavy.
Their whitish colour, their lightness, and their friability left no room for doubt on the point.
Its friability, however, renders it more suitable for use as a home pipe than for a work-a-day pipe.
In rare cases the presence of sulphates may perhaps cause some friability.
She caused the separateness and individuality of all the Marsh inmates, the friability of the household.
But he must allow that the friability of the land must have been originally much greater than now, for hundreds of years.
1560s, from Middle French friable and directly from Latin friabilis "easily crumbled or broken," from friare "rub away, crumble into small pieces," related to fricare "to rub" (see friction). Related: Friability.
friable fri·a·ble (frī'ə-bəl)
Readily crumbled; brittle.
Relating to a dry, brittle growth of bacteria.