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friable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Friable  \Fri"a*ble\,  a.  [L.  friabilis  fr  friare  to  rub,  break, 
  or  crumble  into  small  pieces,  cf  fricare  to  rub,  E.  fray: 
  cf  F.  friable.] 
  Easily  crumbled,  pulverized,  or  reduced  to  powder.  ``Friable 
  ground.''  --Evelyn.  ``Soft  and  friable  texture.''  --Paley.  -- 
  {Fri'a*ble*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  friable 
  adj  1:  easily  broken  into  small  fragments  or  reduced  to  powder; 
  "friable  sandstone";  "friable  carcinomatous  tissue"; 
  "friable  curds  formed  in  the  stomach" 
  2:  (used  of  soil)  loose  and  large-grained  in  consistency; 
  "light  sandy  soil"  [syn:  {light},  {sandy}] 




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