dissilient

[ dih-sil-ee-uhnt ]
/ dɪˈsɪl i ənt /

adjective

bursting apart; bursting open.

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Origin of dissilient

1650–60; <Latin dissilient- (stem of dissiliēns, present participle of dissilīre to leap apart), equivalent to dis-dis-1 + -sili- (combining form of sali- leap; see sally) + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM dissilient

dis·sil·i·en·cy, dis·sil·i·ence, noun
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