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- adjective of or pertaining to brisance.
- adjective having the ability to shatter, as contrasted with merely fracturing; -- of explosives.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to
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- adjective of or relating to the power (the shattering effect) of an explosive
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C'est alors que je glisse sur du lait et tombe me brisant un genou et le gars me fout une grosse balle dans la tete!!
This encyclopedia entry says RDX "is considered the most powerful and brisant of the military high explosives."
ANNM ANNM (ammonium nitrate nitromethane) is a very powerful and sensitive binary explosive that holds more power and is more brisant than any commonly available commercial explosive (with the exception of PETN in detonators and det. cord).
The Brezon -- _brisant_, breaking wave -- he took as type of the billowy form of limestone Alps in general, and his analysis of it was serviceable and substantially correct.
Broad-spectrum marketing will attract readers for whom having to look up "cathected" or "brisant" isn't just an irritant but a moral affront.
Le Tribunal de grande instance de Casablanca peut faire l’Histoire en brisant cette série de jugements arbitraires.
1 This explosive flour is more powerful and brisant than TNT and is easiest to detonate in its powdered form.
The Brezon ” brisant, breaking wave ” he took as type of the billowy form of limestone Alps in general, and his analysis of it was serviceable and substantially correct.