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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