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Synonyms for brittle

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Synonyms for brittle

easily broken or damaged

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Synonyms for brittle

caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

having little elasticity

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lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

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(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured

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where l is the initial ligament length and [l.sub.B] is the length of the brittlely fractured ligament path.
For 25% rubber-modified polyamide samples, a processing-induced skin layer that behaves brittlely was observed in 6-mm-thick samples.
At 1 [greater than equal to] 15 mm, however, the DDEN-T specimens fail brittlely without showing ligament yielding when fractured by v = 100 mm/min.
PET was expected to fail ductilely rather than brittlely. These results suggest that there are effects of sample shape on the mechanism for failure which are not accounted for.
A thermoplastic can behave brittlely and break without material flow or elastically, withstanding large extensions, but returning to its original form after being stressed.