brisance

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From French brisant, present participle of briser (to break).

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brisance (countable and uncountable, plural brisances)

  1. The shattering effect of the energy released in an explosion.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 985:
      He thought he knew being aflame. But this was sustained explosion, reaching now and then a quite unendurable brisance.

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