remains


remains
noun
ADJECTIVE
abundant, considerable, extensive, substantial

abundant remains of marine algae

the extensive remains of an Aztec pyramid

impressive
fragmentary
visible
existing, surviving
ancient, prehistoric
Greek, Roman, etc.
battered, mangled, shattered, tattered

the mangled remains of the bomber's van

burned, burned-out, charred, cremated, smouldering/smoldering
physical
earthly, human, mortal

This tomb holds the mortal remains of a great pharaoh.

animal, archaeological, fossil, fossilized, organic, plant, skeletal
VERB + REMAINS
discover, find, locate, reveal, uncover, unearth

While excavating the site, workers unearthed the remains of several dinosaurs.

identify

The remains have been identified as those of Carl Rider.

excavate, exhume, recover, remove

They are excavating the remains of an Iron Age settlement.

Marie Curie's remains were exhumed and interred in the Pantheon.

examine, study
bury, inter (formal)
preserve
dump, scatter, throw
burn
feed on

Gulls often feed on the remains of seal kills.

REMAINS + VERB
survive

Considerable remains survive of the great city walls.

lie

Her remains lie in an unmarked grave.

date from … 

The burned-out remains date from the 19th century.

PREPOSITION
among the remains, in the remains

The body was found among the remains of a burned-out house.

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