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noun as in litter, waste

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Even in some of the most remote places on Earth, a fine rain of human-made debris pollutes the land and oceans.

The skiers were buried in 20 feet of snow and debris and were found with the help of avalanche beacons, which they were all wearing.

For Feros, the vistas have more depth, along with additional smoke, fire and debris, to help visualize a “crumbling megatropolis,” Meek said.

Satellite and mega-constellation operators must consider ways of reducing the debris caused by these satellites above and beyond the usual procedure, in order to maintain a sustainable use of low Earth orbit.

It became a regular feature of vehicles, such as early cars and trolleys whose dashboards were relatively bare-bones wood or metal and leather barriers that kept debris from being “dashed” up from the ground and onto passengers.

Search teams find dozens of people and jet debris floating in the Java Sea, as the airline confirms the wreckage is from QZ8501.

Strong currents and winds, however, mean any debris could be drifting up to 31 miles a day eastward, away from the impact zone.

A number of bottles and other debris came down upon the demonstrators and cops on the roadway from the pedestrian walkway above.

I asked a former NASA astronaut, who cannot be quoted on the record, to look at photographs of the debris.

He went over to his wife, and she pointed to a piece of metal that lay atop some storm-tossed debris.

A granular compound, like sandstone recomposed from the debris of granite.

Another specimen of sandstone is friable, of a light flesh-red colour, and apparently composed of the debris of granite.

The rock sides and debris to the left of the road, for example, had the most singular and varied forms.

Yesterday the ground appeared, and a hard rain coming down at the same time washed off much of the unwholesome debris.

Angular debris fallen from above varying in thickness from one to ten feet.


On this page you'll find 519 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to debris, such as: clutter, rubbish, rubble, trash, collateral, and filth.

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