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Pronunciation: de-bre'

Definition: A useless accumulation of miscellaneous particles; waste in the form of fragments.

[Fr. débris, fr. O.Fr. desbrisier, to break apart, (fr. des- down, away + brisier to break) rubble, rubbish]

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