Meaning of “residue” in the English Dictionary

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"residue" in British English

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residuenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈrez.ɪ.dʒuː/ us /ˈrez.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.

(Definition of “residue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"residue" in American English

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residuenoun [ C ]

us /ˈrez·ɪˌdu/

something that is left after the main part is no longer present:

Pesticide residue is present in many fruits and vegetables, even after proper washing.

(Definition of “residue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)