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Readily crumbled; brittle: friable asbestos insulation.
[Latin friābilis, from friāre, to crumble.]
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)
easily crumbled or reduced to powder.
[1555–65; < Latin friābilis]
fri`a•bil′i•ty, fri′a•ble•ness, n.
Soil with a breadcrumb-like appearance which is easily worked.
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|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"