breakable

adjective break·able \ ˈbrā-kə-bəl \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of breakable

: capable of being broken

breakable

noun

Examples of breakable in a Sentence

  1. a world record that may not be breakable

  2. elderly people's bones can be highly breakable if they haven't gotten enough calcium during their lifetimes

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First Known Use of breakable

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Definition of breakable for English Language Learners

  • : possible to break : able to be broken



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