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detritus

Pronunciation: /dɪˈtraɪtəs/

Translation of detritus in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (debris) desechos (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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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