Meaning of BRITTLE in English

BRITTLE

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

bone

Osteoporosis Otherwise known as brittle bone disease, osteoporosis is a major cause of disability and premature death.

Toning exercises also help protect against the brittle bone disease osteoporosis.

He felt drawn, close to exhaustion, his skin stretched tight, like parchment, over his brittle bones .

In brittle bone disease, collagen is abnormal in strength or in the links between the fibres.

As the Venets' experience shows, trying to avoid fractures in brittle bone children can be very difficult.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Perming makes your hair more brittle .

Relations between the two countries are still very brittle .

The building's electrical wiring was worn and brittle , causing a fire hazard.

The paper was old and brittle .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But the comic form he has chosen is too brittle to contain his appalled indignation.

The result was a sweaty medley, harsh and brittle on the surface, but cheesy and rotten underneath.

The thick slash lying everywhere had been packed down, and decay had made it brittle .

Then the brittle pupal case had cracked at the top, where the adult moth had emerged.

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