Detritus

Definition of Detritus

De`tri´tus
n.1.(Geol.) A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus.
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.

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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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