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Definition of detritus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    detritus

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//dɪˈtraɪt̮əs//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(technology) natural waste material that is left after something has been used or broken up organic detritus from fish and plants
  2. 2(formal) any kind of garbage that is left after an event or when something has been used synonym debris the detritus of everyday life
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: detritus