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American English: /dəˈbri/
, /ˌdeɪˈbri/
British English: /ˈdɛbriː/
, /ˈdeɪbriː/

Translation of debris in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (rubble)
    (of plane, ship)
    restos (masculine plural)
    desechos (masculine plural)
    after the party they left me to clear up the debris [humorous]
    me tocó limpiar a mí los despojos de la fiesta [humorous]
    Example sentences
    • The plane came down about 100 yards from a row of terrace houses, showering some gardens with debris.
    • Fire services and Gardai also attended the scene of the crash and debris was scattered over both sides of the road.
    • Some of the bodies remained under debris as rescue workers cleared rubble.
    Example sentences
    • As the ice moves it can erode or excavate large quantities of the rock and unconsolidated debris on which it rests.
    • Turbulent tides have churned up the sea bed, disturbing rocks and natural debris such as drift wood.
    • Why then was there so little accumulation of sedimentary rock and debris on the ocean floor?
    1.2 (Geology)
    detritos (masculine plural)

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    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.