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residue

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈrez.ɪ.djuː/ US  /-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.Things remaining 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.Inheriting and bequeathing
(Definition of residue noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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