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fran·gi·ble

 (frăn′jə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being broken; breakable. See Synonyms at fragile.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

fran′gi·bil′i·ty, fran′gi·ble·ness n.
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frangible

(ˈfrændʒɪbəl)
adj
breakable or fragile
[C15: from Old French, ultimately from Latin frangere to break]
ˌfrangiˈbility, ˈfrangibleness n
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fran•gi•ble

(ˈfræn dʒə bəl)

adj.
easily broken; breakable.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French, derivative of Latin frangere to break]
fran`gi•bil′i•ty, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frangible - capable of being broken; "the museum stored all frangible articles in locked showcases"
breakable - capable of being broken or damaged; "earthenware pottery is breakable"; "breakable articles should be packed carefully"
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frangible

adjective
Easily broken or damaged:
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