Synonyms for breakage

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This liability to breakage is reduced, but not eliminated, by the asbestos annealing.

Abruptly, from the mizzen-mast, came a snap of breakage and crash of fabric.

He could afford to pay for the breakage; he would laugh at dismissal.

Sometimes the hook tears out, but most fish are lost by breakage.

These were large and sound, and were more than a foot in diameter at the points of breakage.

The risk of breakage is so great that there is nothing to be gained.

A parachute protects the instruments from breakage from too rapid fall.

Her endurance had been urged to the point of breakage, had given way.

In 1747 there was less liqueur; the breakage amounted to one-third of the whole.

In 1748 it was more vinous and less liquoreux; the breakage was only a sixth.

WORD ORIGIN

1813, "action of breaking," from break (v.) + -age. Meaning "loss or damage done by breaking" is from 1848.

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