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1. embrittle

verb. make brittle.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • devitrify
  • change

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • brittle (English)
  • britel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • em- (English)

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Example sentences of the word embrittle


1. Verb, base form
A less stable substance might swell, embrittle or dissolve the plastics used in the motor and seals of the system.

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