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Debris vs. Dirt

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Debrisnoun

Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.

Dirtnoun

Soil or earth.

Debrisnoun

Litter and discarded refuse.

Dirtnoun

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

Debrisnoun

The ruins of a broken-down structure

Dirtnoun

Previously unknown facts, or the invented "facts", about a person; gossip; kompromat

‘The reporter uncovered the dirt on the businessman by going undercover.’;

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Debrisnoun

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

Dirtnoun

(figurative) Meanness; sordidness.

Debrisnoun

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

Dirtnoun

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

Debrisnoun

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

Dirtnoun

freckles

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Debrisnoun

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Dirtverb

To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty

Debrisnoun

scattered pieces of rubbish or remains

‘workmen were clearing the roads of the debris from shattered buildings’; ‘leaves and garden debris’;

Dirtnoun

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.’;

Debrisnoun

loose natural material consisting especially of broken pieces of rock

‘a stable arrangement of planets, comets, and debris orbiting the sun’;

Dirtnoun

Meanness; sordidness.

‘Honors . . . thrown away upon dirt and infamy.’;

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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.

Dirtnoun

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

Dirtverb

To make foul of filthy; to dirty.

Dirtnoun

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

Dirtnoun

the state of being covered with unclean things

Dirtnoun

obscene terms for feces

Dirtnoun

disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

Dirtadjective

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

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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