embrittle
verb (-brittled; embrittling) Date: 1902 transitive verb to make brittle intransitive verb to become brittle • embrittlement noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • embrittle — /em brit l/, v.t., v.i., embrittled, embrittling. to make or become brittle. [1900 05; EM 1 + BRITTLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • embrittle — verb To make brittle …   Wiktionary

  • embrittle — v. make brittle; become brittle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embrittle — verb make or become brittle. Derivatives embrittlement noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • embrittle — em·brittle …   English syllables

  • embrittle — em•brit•tle [[t]ɛmˈbrɪt l[/t]] v. tled, tling 1) to make brittle 2) to become brittle • Etymology: 1900–05 em•brit′tle•ment, n …   From formal English to slang

  • embrittle — v.tr. make brittle. Derivatives: embrittlement n …   Useful english dictionary

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