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detritus

de·tri·tus

detritus

 
pronunciation:
dih traI ts
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mass of small rocks or particles broken up by geological or climatic forces.
definition 2: a mass of ruined or crumbling material; debris.
Detritus from the storm clogged the flooded streets.
similar words:
debris, rubble
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derivation: detrital (adj.)
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