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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.
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