Debris and Refuse


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Debris noun – Discarded or useless material.
Usage example: the unsightly debris left after mining operations had ceased

Refuse is a synonym for debris in litter topic. In some cases you can use "Refuse" instead the word "Debris" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like thing, rubbish, detritus. popular alternative
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Refuse noun – Discarded or useless material.
Usage example: refuse had littered the playground until our volunteer group cleaned it up

Debris is a synonym for refuse in rubbish topic. You can use "Debris" instead a noun "Refuse", if it concerns topics such as thing, litter, garbage. popular alternative
Nearby Words: refused, refusal, refusing, refuser
Synonyms for Refuse

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dead dead debris dead refuse
real real debris real refuse
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