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English definition of “rubble”

rubble

noun [U] uk   /ˈrʌb.l̩/ us  
the piles of broken stone and bricks, etc. that are left when a building falls down or is destroyed: The bomb reduced the house to rubble.Rubbish and wasteEnvironmental issues small pieces of stone or rock used for buildingBuilding materials
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