brisance

noun bri·sance \ brə̇ˈzän(t)s , brēˈzäⁿs \

Definition of brisance

plural -s
: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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Origin and Etymology of 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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