Debris and Detritus


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Debris noun – Discarded or useless material.
Usage example: the unsightly debris left after mining operations had ceased

Detritus is a synonym for debris in remains topic. In some cases you can use "Detritus" instead a noun "Debris", when it comes to topics like litter, rubble. popular alternative
Synonyms for Debris


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Detritus noun – The portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed.
Usage example: the expanse of tree stumps represented the detritus of a vast forest that had been mercilessly clear-cut

Debris is a synonym for detritus in rubble topic. You can use "Debris" instead a noun "Detritus". popular alternative
Synonyms for Detritus

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stray stray debris stray detritus
visible visible debris visible detritus
large large debris large detritus
random random debris random detritus
Other adjectives: assorted, various.
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