Borrowed from French débris, itself from dé- 'de-' + bris 'broken, crumbled', or from Middle French debriser 'to break apart', from Old French debrisier, itself from de- + brisier, bruisier 'to break', ult. of Patrono:Gem[[Category:Patrono:Gem derivations|Debris]] origin, from Proto-Germanic *brūsianan (“‘to crush, break’”) from Proto-Indo-European *bhrous- (“‘to break, crumble’”). Akin to Old English brȳsan "to crush, bruise". More at bruise.
- Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.
- Litter and discarded refuse.
- The ruins of a broken-down structure
- Patrono:Geology Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.
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