friable


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fri·a·ble

 (frī′ə-bəl)
adj.
Readily crumbled; brittle: friable asbestos insulation.

[Latin friābilis, from friāre, to crumble.]

fri′a·bil′i·ty n.

friable

(ˈfraɪəbəl)
adj
easily broken up; crumbly
[C16: from Latin friābilis, from friāre to crumble; related to Latin fricāre to rub down]
ˌfriaˈbility, ˈfriableness n

fri•a•ble

(ˈfraɪ ə bəl)

adj.
easily crumbled or reduced to powder.
[1555–65; < Latin friābilis]
fri`a•bil′i•ty, fri′a•ble•ness, n.

friable

Soil with a breadcrumb-like appearance which is easily worked.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.friable - easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder; "friable sandstone"; "friable carcinomatous tissue"; "friable curds formed in the stomach";"crumbly cookies"
breakable - capable of being broken or damaged; "earthenware pottery is breakable"; "breakable articles should be packed carefully"
Translations

friable

[ˈfraɪəbl] ADJfriable, desmenuzable

friable

friable

[ˈfraɪəbl] adj (frm) → friabile

fri·a·ble

a. friable, que se pulveriza o rompe fácilmente.
References in classic literature ?
The damp had rendered it friable, and Dantes was able to break it off -- in small morsels, it is true, but at the end of half an hour he had scraped off a handful; a mathematician might have calculated that in two years, supposing that the rock was not encountered, a passage twenty feet long and two feet broad, might be formed.
Then Charles returned to his isolated abode, always alone, slow and sad, amusing himself with making the friable and moving sand creak beneath his feet.
In taking down the body the men disturbed the loose, friable earth of the slope below it, disclosing human bones already nearly uncovered by the action of water and frost.
It is interesting to trace the changes produced by the heat of the overlying lava, on the friable mass, which in parts has been converted into a crystalline limestone, and in other parts into a compact spotted stone Where the lime has been caught up by the scoriaceous fragments of the lower surface of the stream, it is converted into groups of beautifully radiated fibres resembling arragonite.
Friable, or Regulated ACM (RACM) is defined as any material containing more than 1 percent asbestos that, when dry, can be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
A new pharmaceutical-grade Pin Mill, model CIM-18-S316 from Munson Machinery, grinds friable powders, flakes and granules into controlled particle sizes ranging from coarse to fine.
This order forms to market includes - For asbestos - The achievement of Asbestos Technical Files (Dta);- The achievement of diagnostics before work;- The realization of diagnostics of buildings before work;- The three-year control of asbestos materials with updated DTA;- The update of the DTA and control over site after asbestos removal;- The visual examination of the treated surfaces after removal work of materials and products containing asbestos;- Samples and timely analyzes;- The mission of atmospheric samples in the case of materials and friable and non-friable asbestos products.
Intraoperatively, a friable white mass surrounded with purulence and granulation tissue was biopsied and returned as SCC.
The unit is particularly suited for the reduction ot fibrous and friable materials, and cracking of corn and other grains.
This mechanism is not only advantageous for blending friable ingredients but also for coating solids with a minor liquid component and for vacuum drying of heat-sensitive applications.
Its equipment has a proven track record across a wide range of industrial sectors with in-house expertise ensuring a truly optimal solution for every material, from friable animal feeds to highly abrasive aggregates and cement.
When asbestos becomes dry and broken up, it is in a friable or free-flying and dry state and can be a contaminant if inhaled consistently by humans over time in concentrated amounts.