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tr. & intr.v. em·brit·tled, em·brit·tling, em·brit·tles
To make or become brittle.
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archaic to make or become brittle
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v. -tled, -tling. v.t.
1. to make brittle.v.i.
2. to become brittle.
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|Verb||1.||embrittle - make brittle|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
devitrify - make (glassy materials) brittle or opaque
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