French base fragilisation

Dictionary entry: fragilisation
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embrittlement

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fragilisation = embrittlement

Stress relief cracking during high-temperature service is essentially grain boundary embrittlement due to carbide precipitation.

The word embrittlement is missing.
 
  • DrD

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    England English
    Hello,

    Thank you for your suggestion. It doesn't look like that translation will work with the senses we currently have on the French side - at least, not judging by the example sentences. I'll forward this to our FR base to see if they would like to make any edits.

    @Lacuzon - ajouter une phrase ou un sens plus littéral ?
     

    Kelly B

    Senior Member
    USA English
    It applies for bones, too, where we do have the relevant adjective in the reverse direction:
    brittle adj (hard but breaks easily) cassant, fragile adj
    The doctor said that Alan had brittle bones.
    Le docteur a dit qu'Allan avait les os fragiles.

    Edit - that said, the fact that we don't have embrittle or embrittlement at all in that direction might be problematic...?
     
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