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verb uk   us   /rɪˈmeɪn/
B1 [I or L] formal to stay in the same place or in the same condition: The doctor ordered him to remain in bed for a few days. Most commentators expect the basic rate 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 longer exist: After the flood, nothing remained of the village. Only a few hundred of these animals remain today.
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