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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 ?
A tide of waifs, strays, and malcontents of old camps along the river began to set towards Devil's Ford, in very much the same fashion as the debris, drift, and alluvium had been carried down in bygone days and cast upon its banks.
The last tardy diners are scarcely given time to finish, before the tables and the debris are shoved into the corner, and the chairs and the babies piled out of the way, and the real celebration of the evening begins.
He was moving swiftly back and forth among the debris of his furniture, now and then staving chance fragments of it across the room with his foot; grinding a constant grist of curses through his set teeth; and halting every little while to deposit another handful of his hair on the pile which he had been building of it on the table.
The steps came creaking up the stairs -- the intolerable distress of the situation woke the stricken resolution of the lads -- they were about to spring for the closet, when there was a crash of rotten timbers and Injun Joe landed on the ground amid the debris of the ruined stairway.
it had partially filled with debris so that how large it had originally been was difficult to say.
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.
A cash box had been hastily smashed open and thrown under the debris.
The waves had receded, leaving bits of dark debris upon the ground.
A smooth grassy slope, bounded, at the upper end, by venerable ruins half buried in ivy, at the lower, by a stream seen through arching trees--a dozen gaily-dressed people, seated in little groups here and there--some open hampers--the debris of a picnic--such were the Facts accumulated by the Scientific Researcher.
A skeleton with a tangle of brown hair adhering to it lay among the debris.
It was the site of an old encampment, with several empty Chicago meat tins, a bottle labeled "Brandy," a broken tin-opener, and a quantity of other travelers' debris.
We ascended to his study, and he laid the debris before me.