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Debris

Debris

WordNet



noun


(1)   The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
Wiktonary



Etymology


Borrowed from débris, itself from dé- 'de-' + bris 'broken, crumbled', or from debriser 'to break apart', from debrisier, itself from de- + brisier 'to break'.

Noun



  1. Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.
  2. Litter and discarded refuse.
  3. The ruins of a broken-down structure
  4. Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.