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frangible

fran·gi·ble

frangible

 
 
pronunciation:
fraen jih bl
part of speech: adjective
definition: easy to break; breakable; fragile.
Frangible bullets break into smaller, less harmful pieces upon contact with a hard surface, thus reducing danger from ricochet.
similar words:
delicate, fragile
derivations: frangibility (n.), frangibleness (n.)