Debris and Wreckage


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

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


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Wreckage noun – The portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed.
Usage example: the wreckage of the cathedral was kept as a memorial and as a reminder of war's terrible cost

Debris is a synonym for wreckage in wreck topic. You can use "Debris" instead a noun "Wreckage", if it concerns topics such as thing, remains, ruins, ashes. popular alternative
Nearby Words: wreck, wrecked, wrecking
Synonyms for Wreckage

How words are described

burning burning debris burning wreckage
old old debris old wreckage
massive massive debris massive wreckage
falling falling debris falling wreckage
Other adjectives: harmful, various, nearby, resulting, ensuing, radioactive, floating, burnt.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Hellgate: London Ruins of the Modern Age: The streets of London are a mess, most buildings are collapsed or at least burnt out, wreckage and debris lie everywhere, and Hellfire seeps through cracks in the pavement.
  • Franchise / Metroid For some reason, your escape becomes riddled with burning debris and wreckage.
  • Manga / Bokurano Instead of being killed by Chizu, he was crushed by the debris of the aquarium's wreckage caused by a missile, and when he's transported into Zearth, you only see a bloody arm sticking out of the wreckage that came with it.
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