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Definitions of debris

  1. Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Fragments; rubbish; loose pieces of rock at the base of a mountain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Bruised or broken pieces of anything, esp. of rock: rubbish: ruins. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Fragments; ruins. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Ruins or fragments of rock and other substances, piled up in confusion, as the wreck of some wasteful force or disaster; the wreck of an army. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Rubbish; ruins; fragments of rocks, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for debris

  1. He hated to be seen cleaning up the debris men who stopped in passing kept telling what a fine fellow young Bates was, what good timber he was sending in. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. Even in the basement he was a fire hazard with his smoking and piles of sticks and other inflammables next to his bed, but all of this debris was his " precious." – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
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