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"residue" in British English

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residuenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈrez.ɪ.djuː/  us   /-ə.duː/
formal the ​part that is ​left after the ​mainpart has gone or been taken away, or a ​substance that ​remains after a ​chemicalprocess such as ​evaporation: She ​cut off the ​bestmeat 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 ​mainpart is no ​longerpresent: Pesticide residue is ​present in many ​fruits and ​vegetables, ​even after ​properwashing.
(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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