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synonyms for frangible

  • breakable
  • brittle
  • crumbly
  • dainty
  • delicate
  • feeble
  • flimsy
  • frail
  • friable
  • weak
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How to use frangible in a sentence

If it become frangible, add a sufficient quantity of mercury, and it will be perfect.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
Its lamellar texture is not very distinct; its fracture is wavy, and it is easily frangible.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
Fortunately there was nothing frangible inside, and so no damage was done.
MARCO PAUL'S VOYAGES AND TRAVELS; VERMONTJACOB ABBOTT
The women bore crockery and other frangible articles, and helped Fessenden's drive the cow.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 83, SEPTEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
A frangible plate D closes the end of barrel A, but blows out above a certain pressure to avoid bursting strain in the gun.
THE PROGRESS OF INVENTION IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.EDWARD W. BYRN
Frangible things are of less value than things that are infrangible.
THE WORLD'S GREAT SERMONS, VOLUME 6: H. W. BEECHER TO PUNSHONVARIOUS
Tormad shifts his position to where he thinks the rock is less frangible.
CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART, NO. 700VARIOUS
Not a branch falls—the autumn blasts brought down all that was frangible.
OF WALKS AND WALKING TOURSARNOLD HAULTAIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FRANGIBLE

  • brittle
  • crisp
  • crispy
  • crumbly
  • delicate
  • flimsy
  • fracturable
  • fragile
  • frail
  • frangible
  • friable
  • shatterable
  • shattery
  • splintery
  • vitreous
  • weak
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.