de brises

debris

[duh-bree, dey-bree or, esp. British, deb-ree]
noun
1.
the remains of anything broken down or destroyed; ruins; rubble: the debris of buildings after an air raid.
2.
Geology. an accumulation of loose fragments of rock.
Also, débris.


Origin:
1700–10; < French débris, Middle French debris, derivative of debriser to break up (in pieces), Old French debrisier (de- de- + brisier to break; see bruise)


1. detritus, litter, trash.
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debris or débris (ˈdeɪbrɪ, ˈdɛbrɪ, ˈdeɪbrɪ, ˈdɛbrɪ)
 
n
1.  fragments or remnants of something destroyed or broken; rubble
2.  a collection of loose material derived from rocks, or an accumulation of animal or vegetable matter
 
[C18: from French, from obsolete debrisier to break into pieces, from bruisier to shatter, of Celtic origin]
 
débris or débris
 
n
 
[C18: from French, from obsolete debrisier to break into pieces, from bruisier to shatter, of Celtic origin]

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debris
1708, from Fr. debriser "break down, crush," from O.Fr. briser "to break," from L.L. brisare, possibly of Gaulish origin.
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