Friable Fri"a*ble, a. [L. friabilis, fr. friare to rub, break, or crumble into small pieces, cf. fricare to rub, E. fray: cf. F. friable.] Easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder. ``Friable ground.'' --Evelyn. ``Soft and friable texture.'' --Paley. -- {Fri'a*ble*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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