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The shattering effect of the sudden release of energy in an explosion.
[French, from brisant, present participle of briser, to break, from Old French brisier, from Vulgar Latin *brisiāre, perhaps of Celtic origin.]
bri·sant′ (-zänt′, -zäNt′) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||brisant - of or relating to the power (the shattering effect) of an explosive|
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