Search Result for "detritus": pronunciation
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up;
[syn: debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus]

2. loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Detritus \De*tri"tus\, n. [F. d['e]tritus, fr. L. detritus, p. p. of deterere. See Detriment.] 1. (Geol.) A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus. [1913 Webster] Note: For large portions, the word d['e]bris is used. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Any fragments separated from the body to which they belonged; any product of disintegration. [1913 Webster] The mass of detritus of which modern languages are composed. --Farrar. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "detritus": afterglow, afterimage, alluvion, alluvium, balance, breccia, butt, butt end, candle ends, chaff, debris, deposit, diluvium, drift, end, fag end, filings, fossil, grain, granule, granulet, gravel, grit, holdover, husks, leavings, leftovers, loess, moraine, odds and ends, offscourings, orts, parings, rags, refuse, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, residue, residuum, rest, roach, rubbish, ruins, rump, sand, sawdust, scourings, scraps, scree, sediment, shadow, shavings, shingle, silt, sinter, straw, stubble, stump, survival, sweepings, trace, vestige, waste




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