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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fissile  \Fis"sile\,  a.  [L.  fissilis  fr  fissus,  p.  p.  of 
  findere  to  split.  See  {Fissure}.] 
  Capable  of  being  split,  cleft,  or  divided  in  the  direction  of 
  the  grain,  like  wood,  or  along  natural  planes  of  cleavage, 
  like  crystals. 
 
  This  crystal  is  a  pellucid,  fissile  stone.  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fissile 
  adj  1:  (physics)  capable  of  undergoing  nuclear  fission;  "a 
  fissionable  nucleous";  "fissionable  material"  [syn:  {fissionable}] 
  [ant:  {nonfissionable}] 
  2:  capable  of  being  split  or  cleft  or  divided  in  the  direction 
  of  the  grain;  "fissile  crystals";  "fissile  wood"  [ant:  {nonfissile}] 




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