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"remains" in British English

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remainsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /rɪˈmeɪnz/
B2 pieces or ​parts of something that ​continue to ​exist when most of it has been used, ​destroyed, or taken away: The remains oflunch were still on the ​table. We ​visited the remains of a 12th ​centurymonastery.human/sb's remains formal someone's ​deadbody or the ​remainingparts 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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(Definition of remains from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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remainsplural noun

 us   /rɪˈmeɪnz/
the things or ​parts of something that ​continue to ​exist when other ​parts or things no ​longer do: Rescue ​workerssearched the remains of the ​house. A person’s remains are that person’s ​deadbody.
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