brisance

noun
bri·​sance | \ brə̇ˈzän(t)s, brēˈzäⁿs \
plural -s

Definition of brisance

: the shattering or crushing effect of an explosive measurable by the crushing of sand or the compression of a metal cylinder and dependent upon the rate of detonation and other factors

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History and Etymology for brisance

French, from brisant, present participle of briser to break, from Old French brisier, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish brissim I break

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“Brisance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brisance. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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