Fryable vs Friable - What's the difference?

fryable | friable |

As adjectives the difference between fryable and friable

is that fryable is that can be fried while friable is easily broken into small fragments, crumbled, or reduced to powder.




  • That can be fried.
  • * 2001 , Lyn O'Brien Nabors, Alternative Sweeteners
  • Olestra is a thermally stable, fryable fat substitute that can substitute for all of the oil in a product, contributing essentially no fat and no calories...




    (en adjective)
  • Easily broken into small fragments, crumbled, or reduced to powder.
  • * 1977 , (Angela Carter), The Passion of New Eve :
  • Spiders had woven their vague trapezes between the friable heads of dead peonies in enormous glass jars streaked with tide marks where the water had evaporated long ago.
  • * 1983 , (Lawrence Durrell), Sebastian'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 1020:
  • This light, friable type of material offered excellent insulation against both desert heat and also the cold of darkness during the winter.
  • (of soil) Loose and large-grained in consistency.
  • (of poisons) Likely to crumble and become airborne, thus becoming a health risk
  • April 1987 , Old-House Journal
    It is when asbestos-containing products are friable that hazardous asbestos fibers are likely to be released and sent airborne.


    * (easily broken into small fragments) crumbly

    Derived terms

    * friableness * friably * friability

    See also

    * brittle


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