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remains

plural noun

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1 the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed
  • the remains of the house ripped apart by the tornado littered the block for weeks afterward

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2 a dead body
  • archaeologists discovered the remains of an Incan woman and carefully excavated her burial site, which promised to yield important clues about her status

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3 a remaining group or portion
  • gathered up the remains of the buffet and delivered them to a local homeless shelter

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remains

verb
present tense third-person singular of remain

Synonyms & Antonyms of remains (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time
  • one of the three bridges known as "the London Bridge," it was moved in the late 1960s to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where it remains today

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2 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
  • the fact remains: it's still impossible to be in two places at once

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“Remains.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/remains. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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