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substance

noun uk   us   /ˈsʌb.stəns/

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 Arabic مادّة…
in Korean 물질…
in Malaysian bahan, unsur…
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 Vietnamese loại vật chất nào đó, chất…
in Spanish sustancia…
in Portuguese substância…
in Thai สาร, สสาร…
in German die Substanz…
in Catalan substància…
in Japanese 物質…
in Indonesian bahan, unsur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 材料, 物质…
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