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frangible

[fran-juh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. easily broken; breakable: Most frangible toys are not suitable for young children.
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Origin of frangible

1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French, derivative of Latin frangere to break; see -ible
Related formsfran·gi·bil·i·ty, fran·gi·ble·ness, nounnon·fran·gi·bil·i·ty, nounnon·fran·gi·ble, adjective
Can be confusedfrangible fungible

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fragile, frail.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-frangible

frangible

adjective
  1. breakable or fragile
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Derived Formsfrangibility or frangibleness, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Old French, ultimately from Latin frangere to break
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Word Origin and History for non-frangible

frangible

adj.

early 15c., from Middle French frangible, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere "to break" (see fraction).

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