Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Definitions for residuum
- the residue, remainder, or rest of something.
- Also, residue. Chemistry. a quantity or body of matter remaining after evaporation, combustion, distillation, etc.
- any residual product.
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Citations for residuum
Perhaps not: the residuum is, you see, Byres, what is left.
Our friend's corporeal envelope had been so well lined with this residuum, as well as various earlier memories of his parents, that their own special Swann had become to my family a complete and living creature...
Origin of residuum
Residuum shares a root with the word residue. It comes directly from the Latin residuum meaning "a remainder."