Residue and Trace


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Residue noun – The portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed.
Trace and residue are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Trace" instead a noun "Residue".
Nearby Words: residuum, residual, residuary
Synonyms for Residue


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Trace noun – A mark or series of marks left on a surface by something that has passed along it.
Usage example: the wolf came and went without leaving a trace on the hard, dry ground

Residue and trace are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Residue" instead a noun "Trace".
Nearby Words: track, traced, tracing, traceable, tracking
Synonyms for Trace

How words are described

physical physical residue physical trace
psychic psychic residue psychic trace

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Get Smart While they're called lasers, they more often act like disintegrator beams, utterly destroying whatever they hit leaving no residue or trace.
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Trace or Residue. 2016. Accessed May 31, 2020.

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