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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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Rhymes with Detritus

  • actus
  • aeltus
  • albertus
  • altus
  • apparatus
  • apprentice
  • armistice
  • arthritis
  • artus
  • asbestos
  • augustus
  • augustus
  • bartus
  • batus
  • batus
  • bronchitis
  • brutus
  • cactus
  • cetus
  • coitus

How do you pronounce detritus?

Pronounce detritus as ˈdɛtrətəs.

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Sentences with 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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