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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).]
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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]
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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)]
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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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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debris

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

noun
The remains of something destroyed, disintegrated, or decayed:
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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
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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
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debris

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

[ˈdɛbriː] ndetriti mpl
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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.
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de·bris

n. detrito, partículas, [building] escombros.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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People trying to save their stuff among the debrises of the homes
Tampoco se han documentado en este nivel debrises o microdesechos liticos, por lo que todo parece indicar que no se han producido actividades de talla, o al menos que estas han sido muy puntuales, pero en ningun caso una estrategia desarrollada en el transcurso de la ocupacion humana del nivel VI de Lezetxiki.