1. loose material (as rock fragments or organic particles) that results directly from disintegration 2. a product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away

I used this word, in a figurative sense, in an email message today. I can’t for the life of me remember why.

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  1. Diane says:

    hey karl! this is so weird! of all the words in the dictionary, WHAT WORD DID I LOOK UP YESTERDAY WITH ALMA FOR A SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT?????? Detritus!!!! We are on the same biologically metaphorical wavelength!!

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