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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.
The pastilles comprise: a balancing agent selected from the group consisting of glycerin; polypropylene glycol; isopropyl myristate; dipropylene glycol; 1,2 propanediol and mixtures thereof; polyethylene glycol; and friable perfume microcapsule that comprises an encapsulated perfume.
SCOPE OF WORK: Provide services to remove friable asbestos and abate lead paint from inside the building(s) of the Machine Shop Complex so the building can be demolished.
The absorbable adjunctive hemostat stops continuous, broad-surface oozing, even on friable or raw tissue.
Soft, friable and yellowish green calli with diameter (1.3 cm) were observed in culture flasks at the aforementioned PGR treatment after four weeks of explant cultivation.
He said this in response to USM's Landslide, Disaster Management and Soil Erosion expert Prof Dr Habibah Lateh's statement that the twin-highway project was identified as being risky due to the type of soil in the area that was friable and not suitable for any construction.
Attributes of Royalene 515 are said to include very high molecular weight for superior physical properties and compound cost reduction; very high diene content for ultra-fast cures and excellent compression set resistance; high viscosity at low shear rates for excellent melt strength and shape retention; low viscosity at high shear rates for superior processing at high extrusion speeds; Class A surface quality on both sponge and dense extrusions; and easy to mix friable bales, according to the manufacturer.
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.