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synonyms for detritus

  • rubble
  • deposit
  • fragments
  • leavings
  • scree
  • sediment
  • shavings
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Behind those dogs sat grills and bikes and busted washing machines, the regular detritus of life, along with car-sized mounds of one-gallon plastic water bottles.
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Martin recommends gathering fallen leaves and other detritus that drop from other plants in your yard, to keep them from smothering your moss.
WHY AND HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN MOSS GARDENJOHN KENNEDYJULY 20, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
That detritus can become trapped within the diamonds, becoming features called inclusions.
DIAMONDS CONTAIN REMNANTS OF EARTH’S ANCIENT ATMOSPHEREMONROE HAMMONDJULY 20, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
He sits in a corner, surrounded by common cards and detritus.
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Some immunologists hypothesize that the vaccines might be able to eliminate any remaining virus or viral detritus.
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It’s an example of how to take an unloved and torn-up landscape, scrub the detritus of past environmental exploitation, and turn it into land that’s useful to the public.
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Gunfire occasionally bounced off the shelf rock and detritus of the upper ridges and one morning an A-10 thundered through so low that we could almost make out the pilot in the cockpit.
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Perhaps worst of all, the influx of nutrient-rich organic detritus can fuel the runaway growth of algae.
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Thanks to La Manna’s recipe, the line between food on one side and detritus on the other blurred so much it started to fade.
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He found spots of bright radio emission that would later be identified as distant galaxies and the detritus left behind by recent supernovas.
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WORDS RELATED TO DETRITUS

  • bits
  • crap
  • detritus
  • dregs
  • dross
  • fragments
  • garbage
  • junk
  • offal
  • pieces
  • refuse
  • remains
  • riffraff
  • rubbish
  • rubble
  • ruins
  • trash
  • wreck
  • wreckage
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