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residue

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈrez.ɪ.djuː/ us    /-ə.duː/
formal the part that is left after the main part has gone or been taken away, or a substance that remains after a chemical process such as evaporation : She cut off the best meat and threw away the residue. The white residue in/on the kettle is a result of minerals in the water. specialized law the part of a dead person's money and property that is left after taxes, debts, etc. have been paid: The residue (of the estate) went to her granddaughter.
Translations of “residue”
in Spanish residuo…
in French résidu…
in German der Rest…
in Chinese (Traditional) 剩餘部分, 剩餘物, 殘留物…
in Russian остаток, осадок…
in Turkish çökelti, tortu, kalıntı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剩余部分, 剩余物, 残留物…
in Polish osad, pozostałość…
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