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frangible

[ fran-juh-buhl ]
/ ˈfræn dʒə bəl /
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adjective

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

OTHER WORDS FROM frangible

fran·gi·bil·i·ty, fran·gi·ble·ness, nounnon·fran·gi·bil·i·ty, nounnon·fran·gi·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH frangible

frangible , fungible
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British Dictionary definitions for frangible

frangible
/ (ˈfrændʒɪbəl) /

adjective

breakable or fragile

Derived forms of frangible

frangibility or frangibleness, noun

Word Origin for frangible

C15: from Old French, ultimately from Latin frangere to break
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