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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tenders are invited for removal of friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials, including pre-cleaning, moving of furnishings, establishing regulated areas, isolating the work areas, protection of adjacent areas, containment when required, cleanup and decontamination to the specified clearance levels, proper packaging and disposal of wastes, and all other steps necessary to complete the work.
Los Angeles Abrasion Value (LAAV), Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV), Aggregate Impact Value (AIV), sulphate soundness, specific gravity, clay lumps and friable particles tests have been accomplished.
The hay decomposed over winter and spring, and now our raised beds are full of dark, friable dirt.
The rigorous course covers a broad scope of topics related to asbestos inspection, including proper planning and review of inspection reports, accurate assessment of friable and non-friable ACM (asbestos-containing material), and correct sampling and documentation of equipment.
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.
The new Nanosiz-R 460HC, which provides high-capacity, fine-grinding of friable materials, is built upon Gundlach's innovative roll mill technology.
Many non-friable materials such as floor tiles, cement board, and mastics, when burned, exhibit the same properties as friable materials: they can be pulverized under hand pressure and release asbestos fibers.