brisance

noun

bri·​sance
brə̇ˈzän(t)s,
brēˈzäⁿs
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

Word History

Etymology

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 28 May. 2024.

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