embrittle + -ment
- IPA(key): /ɛmˈbɹɪtl̩mənt/
- Hyphenation: em‧brit‧tle‧ment
embrittlement (countable and uncountable, plural embrittlements)
- The process of being embrittled; loss of flexibility or elasticity of a material.
- 1964, Metal Mining & Processing, volume 1, page 32:
- Even if no weakening effects were noticed after one or two overheatings, the cumulative heat effects would cause embrittlement and failure after subsequent overheatings.
Process of being embrittled.