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Word of the Day 4/29/14 Detritus

Detritus (noun)
de·tri·tus [dih-trahy-tuhs]


noun
1. rock in small particles or other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice.
2. any disintegrated material; debris.

Origin: 1785–95; < French détritus < Latin: a rubbing away, equivalent to dētrī-, variant stem of dēterere to wear down, rub off ( de- de- + terere to rub) + -tus suffix of v. action

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