Noun > Residue

Noun – Residue

1 : a usually small amount of something that remains after a process has been completed or a thing has been removed


The grill was covered in a greasy residue from the hamburgers.

The divorce left a residue of pain in the family.


There was some kind of sticky residue on the floor.

2 (count) formal : the amount of something valuable (such as an estate) that is left after all debts have been paid

She left the residue of her estate to her daughter.