embrittle

[em-brit-l]

verb (used with or without object), em·brit·tled, em·brit·tling.

to make or become brittle.

Nearby words

  1. embracery,
  2. embracive,
  3. embranchment,
  4. embrangle,
  5. embrasure,
  6. embrittlement,
  7. embrocate,
  8. embrocation,
  9. embroglio,
  10. embroider

Origin of embrittle

First recorded in 1900–05; em-1 + brittle

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