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substance

noun (MATERIAL)    /ˈsʌb.stəns/
B2 [C or U] material with particular physical characteristics: an organic/chemical substance What sort of substance could withstand those temperatures?Mixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of thingsCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders illegal substance formal an illegal drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
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