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Word of the Day 03/06/21 Friable

Friable (adjective)
friable [ frahy-uh-buhl ]


adjective
1. easily crumbled or reduced to powder; crumbly: friable rock.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH FRIABLE
fryable

OTHER WORDS FROM FRIABLE
fri·a·bil·i·ty, fri·a·ble·ness, noun
un·fri·a·ble, adjective
un·fri·a·ble·ness, noun

WORDS RELATED TO FRIABLE
breakable, crumbly, fragile

SYNONYMS FOR FRIABLE
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fragile, frangible.

Origin: 1555–65; < Latin friābilis, equivalent to friā(re) to rub, crumble + -ābilis-able

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR FRIABLE
Another specimen of sandstone is friable, of a light flesh-red colour, and apparently composed of the debris of granite.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]|PHILLIP PARKER KING

At B will be observed the employment of masonry to strengthen the crumbling walls of the friable tufa.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROME|WILLIAM HENRY WITHROW

They are sometimes very friable, sometimes very hard; and some that are friable when they first fall, become hard afterwards.
THE RAIN CLOUD|ANONYMOUS

The top-spit earth from an upland pasture, loamy, friable, and well reduced; 3.
THE DIFFERENT MODES OF CULTIVATING THE PINE-APPLE|JOHN CLAUDIUS LOUDON

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