Synonyms for Detritus:


remains, e-waste, ruin, litter, landfill. debris (noun)
sediment, rubble.
detritus (noun)
dust, junk, rubble, debris.
residue (noun)
scum, dross, afterglow, debris, remnant, chaff, vestige, afterimage, Filings, residue, remainder, leftovers, slag, precipitate, grounds, dregs, sawdust, artifact, sediment.
rubbish (noun)
ruins (noun)
waste (noun)
garbage, effluent, slop, refuse, Dejecta, despoilment, leakage, offal, decay, waste, junk, rubbish.

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Other relevant words:
remains, rubble, dust, ruin, litter, trash.

Usage examples for detritus

  1. These, so conspicuous in the lofty Himalayan valleys, are not less so in those of the Swiss Alps: witness that broad valley in which Grindelwald village is situated, and which is covered to an immense depth with angular detritus moulded into hills and valleys; also the whole broad open Upper Rhone valley, above the village of Munster, and below that of Obergestelen. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  2. After enduring all the hardships entailed by life in such a wild country, they blundered into a gully where a brief analysis of the detritus gave a result per ton which was not to be measured by ounces but by pounds. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy