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remains

noun [plural] uk   /rɪˈmeɪnz/ us  
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. 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.
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