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adjective as in fragile


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If it become frangible, add a sufficient quantity of mercury, and it will be perfect.

Its lamellar texture is not very distinct; its fracture is wavy, and it is easily frangible.

Fortunately there was nothing frangible inside, and so no damage was done.

The women bore crockery and other frangible articles, and helped Fessenden's drive the cow.

A frangible plate D closes the end of barrel A, but blows out above a certain pressure to avoid bursting strain in the gun.

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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to frangible, such as: breakable, brittle, crumbly, dainty, delicate, and feeble.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.