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1 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished
  • a crude stone ax and other relics of the Neanderthals

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2 something belonging to or surviving from an earlier period
  • in my grandparents' attic are many "groovy" relics from the 1960s

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3 one that has passed the peak of effectiveness or popularity
  • his courtly manners marked him as a relic of a more refined and formal era

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4 relics plural a dead body
  • though it is believed that missionary died in New Guinea, his relics have never been found

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The first known use of relic was in the 13th century

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“Relic.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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