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  1. crumbliness, friabilitynoun

    excessive breakableness


  1. friabilitynoun

    The quality of being friable, or easily broken, crumbled, or reduced to powder; friableness.


  1. Friability

    Friability is the ability of a solid substance to be reduced to smaller pieces with little effort. The opposite of friable is indurated. Substances designated as being hazardous, such as asbestos or crystalline silica are often referred to as being friable if they are present in such a state that small particles easily can become dislodged, thus enabling them to become respirable, posing a health hazard. Tougher substances, such as concrete, may also be mechanically ground down and reduced to finely divided mineral dust. However, such substances are not generally considered friable because of the degree of difficulty involved in breaking the substance's chemical bonds through mechanical means. Some substances, such as polyurethane foams, show an increase in friability with exposure to ultraviolet radiation as present in sunlight.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of friability in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of friability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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