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substance

noun uk   /ˈsʌb.stəns/ us  

substance noun (MATERIAL)

B2 [C or U] material with particular physical characteristics: an organic/chemical substance What sort of substance could withstand those temperatures?illegal substance formal an illegal drug
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substance noun (IMPORTANCE)

C2 [U] the most important part of what someone has said or written: Later that year, the substance of their secret conversation appeared in a newspaper article. [U] importance, seriousness, or relationship to real facts: There is no substance in/to the allegation. This new information gives substance to the stories we have heard.
Translations of “substance”
in Korean 물질…
in Arabic مادّة…
in French substance…
in Turkish madde, cisim, gerçek ve önemlilik…
in Italian sostanza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 材料, 物質…
in Russian вещество, правда, значение…
in Polish substancja, prawda, znaczenie…
in Spanish sustancia…
in Portuguese substância…
in German die Substanz…
in Catalan substància…
in Japanese 物質…
in Chinese (Simplified) 材料, 物质…
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