- easily broken; breakable: Most frangible toys are not suitable for young children.
Origin of frangible
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- breakable or fragile
C15: from Old French, ultimately from Latin frangere to break
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Word Origin and History for non-frangible
early 15c., from Middle French frangible, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere "to break" (see fraction).
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