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[frahy-uh-buh l] /ˈfraɪ ə bəl/

easily crumbled or reduced to powder; crumbly:
friable rock.
easily broken up; crumbly

1560s, from Middle French friable and directly from Latin friabilis “easily crumbled or broken,” from friare “rub away, crumble into small pieces,” related to fricare “to rub” (see friction). Related: Friability.

friable fri·a·ble (frī’ə-bəl)


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