Dross vs Residue - What's the difference?

dross | residue |


As an adjective dross

is brave, fearless, confident.

As a noun residue is

whatever remains after something else has been removed.

dross

English

(wikipedia dross)

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(drosses)
  • Waste or impure matter
  • Worthless or trivial matter
  • Residue that forms on the surface of a metal from oxidation
  • The impurities in metal
  • A waste product from working with metal
  • Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Verb

    (es)
  • To remove dross from.
  • Anagrams

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    residue

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Whatever remains after something else has been removed.
  • (chemistry) The substance that remains after evaporation, distillation, filtration or any similar process.
  • (legal) Whatever property or effects are left in an estate after payment of all debts, other charges and deduction of what is specifically bequeathed by the testator.
  • (mathematics) A form of complex number, proportional to the contour integral of a meromorphic function along a path enclosing one of its singularities.
  • Derived terms

    * nonresidue * quadratic residue * residual * residuary

    Anagrams

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