Definition of friable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

friable

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈfraɪəbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfraɪəbl//
 
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easily broken up into small pieces friable soil Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French, or from Latin friabilis, from friare ‘to crumble’.
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