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remainverb

uk   us   /rɪˈmeɪn/
B1 [I or L] formal to ​stay in the same ​place or in the same ​condition: The ​doctorordered him to remain in ​bed for a few ​days. Most ​commentatorsexpect the ​basicrate of ​tax to remain at 25 ​percent. [+ to infinitive] A ​great many things remain to be done (= have not ​yet been done). He remained ​silent. It remains a ​secret. The ​bank will remain ​open while renovations are ​carried out.B2 [I] to ​continue to ​exist when other ​parts or other things no ​longerexist: After the ​flood, nothing remained of the ​village. Only a few hundred of these ​animals remain today.

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remainverb

 us   /rɪˈmeɪn/
to ​stay in the same ​place or in the same ​condition: [I] The ​doctor said he should remain in ​bed for a few ​days. [L] She remained ​silent. If something remains, it ​continues to ​exist when other ​parts or things no ​longer do: [I] Only the ​foundation of the ​ancienttemple remains.
remaining
adjective [not gradable]  us   /rɪˈmeɪ·nɪŋ/
Use ​half the ​dough and ​keep the remaining ​halfcovered.
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