Residue and Trash


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Residue noun – The portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed.
Usage example: the detective noticed an ashy residue in the sink and deduced that a piece of paper had been burned there

Trash is a synonym for residue in remains topic. In some cases you can use "Trash" instead a noun "Residue", when it comes to topics like garbage, leftover part.
Nearby Words: residuum, residual, residuary
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Trash noun – Discarded or useless material.
Residue is a synonym for trash in garbage topic. You can use "Residue" instead a noun "Trash", if it concerns topics such as remains.
Nearby Words: trashed, trashy, trashing
Synonyms for Trash

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soft soft residue soft trash
alien alien residue alien trash
accumulated accumulated residue accumulated trash
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Trash or Residue. 2016. Accessed October 15, 2019.

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