breakage

noun
break·​age | \ ˈbrā-kij How to pronounce breakage (audio) \

Definition of breakage

1 : loss due to things broken
2a : the action or an instance of breaking
b : a quantity broken

Examples of breakage in a Sentence

The pots are transported carefully to reduce the risk of breakage. The pots are transported carefully to reduce the number of breakages.
Recent Examples on the Web Coloring will only make your dry ends even dryer leading to breakage. Janell Hickman, Marie Claire, "How to Dye Natural Hair Hair The *Right* Way," 27 Nov. 2019 Adding things that will give your hair some slip, and slide is a way to prevent breakage. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Miko Branch Of Miss Jessie's Shares Her Top Tips For Winter Hair Care," 25 Oct. 2019 As Nails Vitamin Strength Serum Formulated with vitamins A, C and E, this fast-absorbing, non-sticky serum for your nails and cuticles helps prevent breakage. Kami Phillips, PEOPLE.com, "PEOPLE Beauty Awards: Best Makeup Products of 2019," 20 Nov. 2019 Each bottle was packed in a metal canister to prevent breakage. Fox News, "Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for year of aging," 5 Nov. 2019 Each bottle was packed in a metal canister to prevent breakage. Washington Post, "Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for year of aging," 4 Nov. 2019 In fact, many of the best eyelash growth serums on the market use natural vitamins like this to condition and nourish lashes while working to prevent breakage. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "Khloe Kardashian’s Favorite All-Natural Eyelash Treatment Is Kate Blanc Cosmetics’ Vitamin E Oil," 29 Oct. 2019 Leave it to a good old optical illusion debate to cause maximum internet breakage. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "The Great Sneaker Color Test Debate Is Back to Splinter the Internet," 14 Oct. 2019 Rather, the moisturizing oil helps protect the hair follicle against breakage—similar to hair conditioner—potentially giving your lashes the chance to grow longer and stronger. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "Khloe Kardashian’s Favorite All-Natural Eyelash Treatment Is Kate Blanc Cosmetics’ Vitamin E Oil," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of breakage

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jan 2020

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“Breakage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breakage. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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breakage

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of breakage

: the act of breaking or being broken

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