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1. (Science: geology) broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at the base.
2. Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins.
Origin: f, fr. Pref. De- (L. Dis) – briser to break, shatter; perh. Of Celtic origin.

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