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Definition of remains noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1remains (of something) the parts of something that are left after the other parts have been used, eaten, removed, etc. She fed the remains of her lunch to the dog.
  2. 2the parts of ancient objects and buildings that have survived and are discovered in the present day prehistoric remains the remains of a Roman fort
  3. 3(formal) the body of a dead person or animal They had discovered human remains.
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