debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.
Litter and discarded refuse.
The ruins of a broken-down structure
Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.
Origin: From débris, itself from dé- + bris, or from debriser, from debrisier, itself from de- + brisier, of origin, from *, from brestanan, from bhrest-. Cogante with bristan, berstan. More at burst.
broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at the base
rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins
Origin: [F., fr. pref. d- (L. dis) + briser to break, shatter; perh. of Celtic origin.]
Debris or débris is rubble, wreckage, ruins, litter and discarded garbage/refuse/trash, scattered remains of something destroyed, discarded, or as in geology, large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc. Depending on context, debris can refer to a number of different things.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-brē′, n.sing. and pl. rubbish: ruins: a mass of rocky fragments. [Fr., from briser, akin to bruise.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
(Fr.). Remains, ruins of a building or town which has been sacked; broken remains of an army after defeat.
birdes, brides, rebids
The numerical value of debris in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of debris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of debris in a Sentence
I could feel all the debris landing on top of me.
There are likely more dead bodies under the debris.
Space debris removal could become our core business.
All the mud and debris is making the clean-up effort difficult.
Its amazing. See the debris ? You can see it hitting the trees.
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- отпадъци, отломки, остатъци, развалиниBulgarian
- sutiny, troskyCzech
- Ruinen, Trümmer, Schutt, Ruine, GeröllGerman
- restos, ruinas, ñiqueñaque, escombros, ruina, basura, fragmentos glaciares, cachureo, morrenaSpanish
- jätteet, jäänteet, pirstaleetFinnish
- sprùilleachScottish Gaelic
- serpihan, puingIndonesian
- afval, wrakstukken, overblijfselen, puin, wrakhout, ruine, restanten, gletjserpuinDutch
- moreia, destroços, morena, detritos, lixo, ruínasPortuguese
- развалина, руина, мусор, лом, обломокRussian
- enkaz, yıkıntıTurkish
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