easily crumbled or crushed into powder
Origin of friableFrench ; from Classical Latin friabilis ; from friare, to rub, crumble ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhr?i-, to cut, scrape from source Russian brit', to shave, Classical Latin fricare, to rub
Readily crumbled; brittle: friable asbestos insulation.
Origin of friableLatin friabilis, from friare, to crumble.
(comparative more friable, superlative most friable)
Latin friābilis, from friō (“to crumble”).