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Readily crumbled; brittle: friable asbestos insulation.

[Latin friābilis, from friāre, to crumble.]

fri′a·bil′i·ty n.


the condition of being easily crumbled or pulverized.
See also: Materials, Properties of
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.friability - excessive breakableness
breakableness - the consistency of something that breaks under pressure


[ˌfraɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (frm) → friabilità
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