In such scenes of desolation and destruction, detrital sediments are actively being generated.
It does not go to increase the great body of detrital deposits.
The margin of this new lake, acting upon the detrital matter, would form the second road.
The slight elevations of sandy "geest" or detrital spurs were limited in area and in time outgrown.
The sides also became less vertical, and there was an accumulation of detrital fragments about their bases.
Trap′-tū′fa, -tuff, a variety of tufa consisting of the detrital matter of trap-rock.
1795, "process of erosion," from Latin detritus "a wearing away," from detri-, stem of detere "wear away" (see detriment). Geological sense of "matter produced by erosion" is 1802, probably from French detritus; incorrect, in any case.
detritus de·tri·tus (dĭ-trī'təs)
n. pl. detritus
Loose matter resulting from the wearing away or disintegration of a tissue or substance.