Sunday, January 24, 2010
frangible adjective [FRAN-juh-buhl] easily broken; breakable: Most frangible toys are not suitable for young children.
Definitions for frangible
- easily broken; breakable: Most frangible toys are not suitable for young children.
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Citations for frangible
…fear not, iPad owners: thousands of armed-guard-like cases are available to protect your frangible computing device.
That summer she fell in love with someone else, and, another surprise, my frangible heart broke.
Origin of frangible
late Middle English
Frangible entered English by way of Old French and ultimately derives from the Latin frangere meaning "to break." The more common adjective fragile also finds its roots in this Latin verb.