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Definition of detritus:

  1. 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.


wreck, flotsam, junk, debris, trash, rubble, remains, e-waste, ruins, wreckage, landfill, ruin, ashes, dust, litter.

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