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English definition of “remains”


noun [plural]     /rɪˈmeɪnz/
B2 pieces or parts of something that continue to exist when most of it has been used, destroyed , or taken away: The remains of lunch were still on the table . We visited the remains of a twelfth-century monastery .Things remaining human/sb's remains formal someone's dead body or the remaining parts of it: 50 years after he died , his remains were returned to his homeland . Human remains were found in the woods .Death and dying
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