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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)

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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)
Translations of “residue”
in Spanish residuo…
in Vietnamese phần còn lại…
in Malaysian baki, sisa…
in Thai ส่วนที่เหลือ…
in French résidu…
in German der Rest…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剩余部分, 剩余物, 残留物…
in Turkish çökelti, tortu, kalıntı…
in Russian остаток, осадок…
in Indonesian sisa, residu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 剩餘部分, 剩餘物, 殘留物…
in Polish osad, pozostałość…
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