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Definition of residue noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a small amount of something that remains at the end of a process pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables
  2. 2(law) the part of the money, property, etc. of a person who has died that remains after all the debts, gifts, etc. have been paid The residue of the estate was divided equally among his children.
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