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Meaning of FISSILE

Pronunciation:  'fisul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  capable of being split or cleft or divided in the direction of the grain; "fissile crystals"; "fissile wood"
  2. [adj]  (physics) capable of undergoing nuclear fission; "a fissionable nucleous"; "fissionable material"

FISSILE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fissionable
 Antonyms: nonfissile, nonfissionable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fis"sile\, a. [L. fissilis, fr. fissus, p. p. of
findere to split. See {Fissure}.]
Capable of being split, cleft, or divided in the direction of
the grain, like wood, or along natural planes of cleavage,
like crystals.

      This crystal is a pellucid, fissile stone. --Sir I.

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