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Debris vs. Dirt — What's the Difference?

Debris vs. Dirt — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Debris and Dirt

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Debris

Debris (UK: , US: ) is rubble, wreckage, ruins, litter and discarded garbage/refuse/trash, scattered remains of something destroyed, discarded, or as in geology, large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc. Depending on context, debris can refer to a number of different things.
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Dirt

Dirt is unclean matter, especially when in contact with a person's clothes, skin or possessions. In such case they are said to become dirty.
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Debris

Scattered pieces of rubbish or remains
Workmen were clearing the roads of the debris from shattered buildings
Leaves and garden debris
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Dirt

Earth or soil.
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Debris

The scattered remains of something broken or destroyed; rubble or wreckage.
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Dirt

A filthy or soiling substance, such as mud or dust.
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Debris

Carelessly discarded refuse; litter.
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Dirt

Excrement.
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Debris

(Geology) An accumulation of relatively large rock fragments
Glacial debris.
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Dirt

A squalid or filthy condition.
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Debris

(Biology) The fragmented remains of dead or damaged cells or tissue.
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Dirt

One that is mean, contemptible, or vile.
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Debris

Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.
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Dirt

Obscene language or subject matter.
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Debris

Litter and discarded refuse.
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Dirt

Malicious or scandalous gossip.
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Debris

The ruins of a broken-down structure.
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Dirt

Information that embarrasses or accuses.
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Debris

(geology) Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.
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Dirt

Unethical behavior or practice; corruption.
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Debris

Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at the base.
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Dirt

Material, such as gravel or slag, from which metal is extracted in mining.
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Debris

Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins.
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Dirt

Soil or earth.
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Debris

The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
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Dirt

A stain or spot (on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance.
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Dirt

Previously unknown facts, or the invented "facts", about a person.
The reporter uncovered the dirt on the businessman by going undercover.
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Dirt

(figurative) Meanness; sordidness.
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Dirt

(mining) In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
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Dirt

Freckles
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Dirt

To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty
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Dirt

Any foul of filthy substance, as excrement, mud, dust, etc.; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul or unclean; earth; as, a wagonload of dirt.
Whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
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Dirt

Meanness; sordidness.
Honors . . . thrown away upon dirt and infamy.
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Dirt

In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
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Dirt

To make foul of filthy; to dirty.
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Dirt

The part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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Dirt

The state of being covered with unclean things
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Dirt

Obscene terms for feces
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Dirt

Disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
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Dirt

(of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel
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