Translation of detritus in Spanish:

detritus

Pronunciation: /dɪˈtraɪtəs/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (debris) desechos (masculine plural)
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    • It records that the lineside across much of the network is ‘currently disfigured not only by general litter and waste but by detritus of specific railway origin’.
    • The debris and detritus from the sites that were destroyed have been either tainted or sterilized.
    • Goats, oxen and others wandered listlessly amongst the scattered waste and detritus.
    1.2 [Geology/Geología] detrito (masculine), detritus (masculine)
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    • This may reflect drowning of the source of carbonate and terrigenous clastic detritus, and/or retreat of a sediment dispersal system.
    • Therefore none of the mafic sheets supplied detritus to the sedimentary environment.
    • The fact that these rocks were not supplying detritus to the sedimentary basin is consistent with the geological observation that they always appear covered by the younger deposits, with little or no discontinuity until the Devonian.

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