Breakable
Breakable Break"a*ble, a. Capable of being broken. [1913 Webster]

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  • breakable — [brāk′ə bəl] adj. that can be, or is liable to be, broken n. a thing easily broken; fragile article * * * break·a·ble (brāʹkə bəl) adj. Liable to break or to be broken. See Synonyms at fragile. n. An article that can be broken easily: We put the… …   Universalium

  • breakable — index destructible, divisible, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), separable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • breakable — (adj.) 1560s, from BREAK (Cf. break) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able). As a noun, breakables is attested from 1820 …   Etymology dictionary

  • breakable — [adj] easily hurt or destroyed brittle, crisp, crispy, crumbly, delicate, flimsy, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible, friable, shatterable, shattery, splintery, vitreous, weak; concepts 489,606 Ant. durable, sturdy, unbreakable …   New thesaurus

  • breakable — [brāk′ə bəl] adj. that can be, or is liable to be, broken n. a thing easily broken; fragile article …   English World dictionary

  • breakable — [[t]bre͟ɪkəb(ə)l[/t]] breakables ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Breakable objects are easy to break by accident. My parents had a remarkable array of breakable objects. N PLURAL Breakables are breakable objects. Keep any breakables out of reach of very… …   English dictionary

  • breakable — adjective Date: 1570 capable of being broken • breakable noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breakable — 1. adjective a) Able to be broken b) Fragile 2. noun Something that is (easily) breakable …   Wiktionary

  • breakable — break|a|ble [ˈbreıkəbəl] adj made of a material such as glass or clay that breaks easily ▪ Make sure you pack breakable ornaments carefully …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breakable — break|a|ble [ breıkəbl ] adjective a breakable object will break easily if you are not careful with it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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