Brisance meaning

brĭ-zäns, -zäɴs
The shattering effect of the sudden release of energy in an explosion.
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The shattering effect of the sudden release of energy, as in an explosion of nitroglycerin.
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Origin of brisance

  • French from brisant present participle of briser to break from Old French brisier from Vulgar Latin brisiāre perhaps of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French brisant, present participle of briser (“to break”).

    From Wiktionary