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Meaning of DETRITUS

Pronunciation:  di'trItus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks
  2. [n]  the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
 

DETRITUS is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: debris, dust, junk, rubble
 
 See Also: material, rubbish, stuff, trash

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

Note: For large portions, the word d['e]bris is used.

2. Hence: Any fragments separated from the body to which they
   belonged; any product of disintegration.

         The mass of detritus of which modern languages are
         composed.                             --Farrar.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Undissolved organic or inorganic matter resulting from the decomposition of parent material.
  2. The mineral burden of a stream, ranging from the finest clays to the largest boulders.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: waste by-products from tool manufacture. Most frequently applied to chips and fragments resulting from stone flaking.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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