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Definition of debris noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//deɪˈbri//
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  1. 1pieces of wood, metal, brick, etc., that are left after something has been destroyed Emergency teams are still clearing the debris from the plane crash. Several people were injured by flying debris in the explosion.
  2. 2(formal) pieces of material that are not wanted and trash that is left somewhere Clear away leaves and other garden debris from the pond. the debris of their lunch
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: debris