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de·bris

also dé·bris  (də-brē′, dā-, dā′brē′)
n.
1.
a. The scattered remains of something broken or destroyed; rubble or wreckage.
b. Carelessly discarded refuse; litter.
2. Geology An accumulation of relatively large rock fragments: glacial debris.
3. Biology The fragmented remains of dead or damaged cells or tissue.

[French débris, from Old French debrisier, to break to pieces : de-, intensive pref.; see de- + brisier, to break (from Vulgar Latin *brīsāre, to press grapes, probably of Celtic origin).]

debris

(ˈdeɪbrɪ; ˈdɛbrɪ) or

débris

n
1. fragments or remnants of something destroyed or broken; rubble
2. (Environmental Science) a collection of loose material derived from rocks, or an accumulation of animal or vegetable matter
[C18: from French, from obsolete debrisier to break into pieces, from bruisier to shatter, of Celtic origin]

de•bris

or dé•bris

(dəˈbri, ˈdeɪ bri; esp. Brit. ˈdɛb ri)

n.
1. the remains of anything destroyed; ruins; rubble.
2. Geol. accumulated loose fragments of rock.
[1700–10; < French débris, derivative of débriser to break up (in pieces); see bruise)]

Debris

 the remains of anything broken down; ruins, etc.; the accumulation of loose material or of rock, vegetable, or animal matter.
Examples: debris of the Alps, 1802; of an army, 1708; of an Empire, 1778; of ancient rocks, 1849.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debris - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken updebris - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
rubbish, trash, scrap - worthless material that is to be disposed of
slack - dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve

debris

noun remains, bits, pieces, waste, ruins, wreck, rubbish, fragments, litter, rubble, wreckage, brash, detritus, dross People were killed by flying debris.

debris

noun
The remains of something destroyed, disintegrated, or decayed:
Translations
أنْقاضحُطام
drťodpadsuťtrosky
affaldbrokkerruinerstumper
jäänteetjätteetpirstaleet
törmelék
ruslrústir, brak
griuvėsiailaužasnuolaužosšiukšlės
būvgružidrupasgruveši
rumovisko
razbitineruševine

debris

[ˈdebriː] N [of building, construction] → escombros mpl; [of aeroplane] → restos mpl (Geol) → rocalla f

debris

débris [ˈdeɪbriː ˈdɛbriː] n
(= rubble) → décombres mpl
They are sifting through the debris → Ils sont en train d'inspecter les décombres.
Several people were killed by flying debris → Plusieurs personnes ont été tuées par des débris volants.
(= rubbish) → déchets mpl
(= mess)
the piles of debris on her bedroom floor → tout le bazar éparpillé par terre dans sa chambre

debris

nTrümmer pl, → Schutt m; (Geol) → Geröll nt

debris

[ˈdɛbriː] ndetriti mpl

debris

(ˈdeibriː) , ((American) dəˈbri:) noun
1. the remains of something broken, destroyed etc. The fireman found a corpse among the debris.
2. rubbish. There was a lot of debris in the house after the builder had left.

de·bris

n. detrito, partículas, [building] escombros.
References in classic literature ?
Two months after, they learned from Bowen, commander of the Albemarle, that the debris of shipwrecked vessels had been seen on the coasts of New Georgia.
Scarce had the debris settled than the ape-man was among the beasts, quieting their fears, talking to them in low, pacific tones, stroking their shaggy bodies, and assuring them, as only he could, that the immediate danger was over.
Two or three waiters in a few seconds succeeded in removing the debris of the accident, the orchestra commenced a favourite waltz.
A cash box had been hastily smashed open and thrown under the debris.
it had partially filled with debris so that how large it had originally been was difficult to say.
The wreckage of the spring washing appeared everywhere--piles of sluice-boxes, sections of elevated flumes, huge water-wheels,--all the debris of an army of gold-mad men.
All about him was the debris of the feast, and he scented the smouldering odours of dying fires and burnt meat.
The girl cast a glance about the room filled with a chaotic mass of debris, and at the red, writhing body of her mother.
The waves had receded, leaving bits of dark debris upon the ground.
Upon the crumbling debris along the face of the buildings trees had grown, and vines wound in and out of the hollow, staring windows; but the building directly opposite them seemed less overgrown than the others, and in a much better state of preservation.
There was an old shanty once in the gulch," Morgan resumed when the ruin wrought by my awkwardness had been repaired, "but just previously to my visit it had been blown down, or rather blown away, for its debris was scattered all about, the very floor being parted, plank from plank.
Often the streets were blocked by mountains of debris that compelled us to go around.