debris Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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debrisnoun [U]

uk   /ˈdeb.riː/ /ˈdeɪ.briː/  us   /dəˈbriː/
broken or ​tornpieces of something ​larger: Debris from the ​aircraft was ​scattered over a ​largearea.
(Definition of debris from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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debrisnoun [U]

 us   /dəˈbri, deɪ-/
broken or ​tornpiecesleft from the ​destruction of something ​larger: After the ​tornado, debris from ​damagedtrees and ​houseslittered the ​town.
(Definition of debris from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “debris”
in Korean 잔해…
in Arabic حُطام…
in Malaysian puing, sampah sarap…
in French débris…
in Russian обломки, осколки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碎片,殘駭…
in Italian macerie, detriti…
in Turkish enkaz, moloz, kalıntı…
in Polish szczątki…
in Spanish escombros, restos…
in Vietnamese khoản nợ, vật vô giá trị…
in Portuguese escombros, entulho…
in Thai ซากสลักหักพัง, ขยะ…
in German Trümmer (pl.), der Schutt…
in Catalan runa, restes…
in Japanese 破片…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碎片,残片…
in Indonesian puing, sampah…
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