breakable

adjective

break·​able ˈbrā-kə-bəl How to pronounce breakable (audio)
: capable of being broken
breakable noun

Examples of breakable in a Sentence

a world record that may not be breakable elderly people's bones can be highly breakable if they suffer from osteoporosis
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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of breakable was in 1570

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“Breakable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breakable. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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