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dissilient

[dih-sil-ee-uh nt] /dɪˈsɪl i ənt/
adjective
1.
bursting apart; bursting open.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin dissilient- (stem of dissiliēns, present participle of dissilīre to leap apart), equivalent to dis- dis-1 + -sili- (combining form of sali- leap; see sally) + -ent- -ent
Related forms
dissiliency, dissilience, noun
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