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debris

 [dĕ-bre´]
devitalized tissue or foreign matter.

de·bris

(dĕ-brē'),
A useless accumulation of miscellaneous particles; waste in the form of fragments.
[Fr. débris, fr. O.Fr. desbrisier, to break apart, (fr. des- down, away + brisier to break) rubble, rubbish]

debris

/de·bris/ (dĕ-bre´) fragments of devitalized tissue or foreign matter. In dentistry, soft foreign material loosely attached to a tooth surface.

debris

also

débris

(də-brē′, dā-, dā′brē′)
n.
Biology The fragmented remains of dead or damaged cells or tissue.

debris

[dəbrē′]
the dead, diseased, or damaged tissue and any foreign material that is to be removed from a wound or other area being treated.

de·bris

(dĕ-brē')
A useless accumulation of miscellaneous particles; waste in the form of fragments.
[Fr. débris, fr. O.Fr. desbrisier, to break apart, (fr. des- down, away + brisier to break) rubble, rubbish]

de·bris

(dĕ-brē')
A useless accumulation of miscellaneous particles; waste in the form of fragments.
[Fr. débris, fr. O.Fr. desbrisier, to break apart, (fr. des- down, away + brisier to break) rubble, rubbish]

debris (debrē´),

n foreign material or particles loosely attached to a surface. In dentistry, food deposits (Materia alba) or cellular matter on a surface, such as a tooth or its roots.

debris

devitalized tissue or foreign matter.
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This is a charity which clears up the debris of war, such as landmines and unex-ploded bombs, to try to make former conflict zones safe.
Or perhaps, they still remember how the United States had turned its back on Pakistan by walking out of the region after the Soviet-Afghan war in the 1980s (after achieving its own objectives), leaving Pakistan alone to deal with the debris of war.
They stand upon a base created from the debris of war.