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1. detritus

noun. ['dɪˈtraɪtəs, ˈdɛtrətəs'] loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks.

Synonyms

  • material

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • tightness

Etymology

  • detritus (Latin)
  • detero (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word detritus


1. Noun, singular or mass
Remove any rust scale or other detritus from the face of the hub, using the wire brush.

2. detritus

noun. ['dɪˈtraɪtəs, ˈdɛtrətəs'] the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up.

Synonyms

  • slack
  • scrap
  • rubbish
  • trash
  • rubble
  • junk
  • dust

Antonyms

  • tense
  • diligent
  • stiffen
  • running

Etymology

  • detritus (Latin)
  • detero (Latin)
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