Meaning of RESIDUE in English


res ‧ i ‧ due /ˈrezədjuː, ˈrezɪdjuː $ -duː/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: residu , from Latin residuum , from residere ; ⇨ ↑ reside ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] a substance that remains on a surface, in a container etc and cannot be removed easily, or that remains after a chemical process

residue from

residue from sewage treatment plants

The flies leave a sticky residue on crops.

Rinse off any soap residue.

2 . [countable] formal the part of something that is left after the rest has gone or been taken away

residue of

The residue of the stock was sold.

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