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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being broken; breakable. See Synonyms at fragile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be broken; breakable; fragile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being broken; liable to fracture; breakable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being broken

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French frangible, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from frangere ("break"). Cognate to fraction, fracture, and fragile. (Wiktionary)

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