detritus detritus  /dɪ ˈtraɪ təs/


  1. (n) the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
  2. (n) loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks



  1. Empty consumerism becomes the running theme of the book, typified by the series of stories about Rusty Brown, a nasty collector of pop-culture detritus.
  2. The left page features a still life, usually of a small, discardable piece of detritus, set against a black background.
  3. At Maine's Bowdoin College, last spring's sale of student detritus garnered nearly $40,000 in proceeds that went to charities.


  1. Morgan conjures the past with a poet skill

    Robert Morgan has a rare and cunning gift: he can sift through the detritus of the past, pluck objects and images from his memory (especially his childhood) and elevate them to the point where they become — in the sense that Joseph Campbell uses the word — “numinous.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Smoky Mountain News

  2. Capricorn Daily Horoscope for June 07, 2013

    Clear away all the detritus today -- you've got to eliminate anything that's more than you really need. It's a good day to sell off some possessions, or donate a bunch of old clothes to a good cause. More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes , Daily Couple's LoveScopes , Daily CareerScopes , Weekly RomanticScopes , Monthly FitnessScopes , more ... Today's Free Sample Reading: This ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source:

  3. Deep Sea Trash Accumulating Up To 4,000 Meters Below Surface, Says Study

    Brett Smith for - Your Universe Online For years, people have known about the amount of human-generated trash that ends up in the ocean, but a new study in the journal Deep-Sea Research I: Oceanographic Research Papers showed just how deep our detritus sinks, particularly in the waters around Monterey, California. "We were inspired by a fisheries study off Southern California that ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: redOrbit

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  • "These Kuiper Belt Objects are to my mind more leftovers than planets, more debris or detritus," Esposito said.
    on Aug 11, 2006 By: Larry Esposito Source: Rocky Mountain News

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