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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks; The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up.

Usage examples (33)
  • "The dross overwhelms, the detritus is everywhere".
  • Heap up a big mound of duff and detritus from the forest floor, then excavate a pocket that is large enough to crawl into.
  • An adept hand with a pair of chopsticks is amazingly useful when removing a bit of random detritus from the garbage disposal.
  • I’m suprised your desk gets buried in detritus, I thought you had Bunnies for that kind of thing. for more
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