Debris and Rubble


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

Rubble is a synonym for debris in remains topic. In some cases you can use "Rubble" instead a noun "Debris", when it comes to topics like litter, wreckage, ashes, detritus. popular alternative
Synonyms for Debris


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Rubble noun – The portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed.
Usage example: clearing the rubble after the earthquake

Debris is a synonym for rubble in wreckage topic. You can use "Debris" instead a noun "Rubble", if it concerns topics such as remains, ashes, leftover. popular alternative
Nearby Words: rubbish, rubbled
Synonyms for Rubble

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burning burning debris burning rubble
old old debris old rubble
valuable valuable debris valuable rubble
common common debris common rubble
Other adjectives: immovable, stray, heavy, massive, flaming, falling, fallen, flying, random, various, nearby, ensuing, radioactive, nuclear, floating, leftover.

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