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Meaning of FRIABLE

Pronunciation:  'frIubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light sandy soil"
  2. [adj]  easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder; "friable sandstone"; "friable carcinomatous tissue"; "friable curds formed in the stomach"

FRIABLE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: breakable, light, loose, sandy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fri"a*ble\, a. [L. friabilis, fr. friare to rub, break,
or crumble into small pieces, cf. fricare to rub, E. fray:
cf. F. friable.]
Easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder. ``Friable
ground.'' --Evelyn. ``Soft and friable texture.'' --Paley. --
{Fri'a*ble*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: breakable, brittle, brittle as glass, crackable, crimp, crisp, crispy, crumbly, crump, crushable, delicate, fissile, flimsy, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible, lacerable, pulverizable, pulverulent, scissile, shatterable, shattery, shivery, splintery, triturable, vulnerable