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substancenoun

uk   /ˈsʌb.stəns/ 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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(Definition of substance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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substancenoun

us   /ˈsʌb·stəns/
  • substance noun (MATERIAL)

[C] a material with particular physical characteristics: The pesticide contains a substance that is toxic to insects.
  • substance noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] importance, seriousness, or relationship to real facts: Surprisingly, these filmmakers opted for substance over style.
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Translations of “substance”
in Korean 물질…
in Arabic مادّة…
in Malaysian bahan, unsur…
in French substance…
in Russian вещество, правда, значение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 材料, 物質…
in Italian sostanza…
in Turkish madde, cisim, gerçek ve önemlilik…
in Polish substancja, prawda, znaczenie…
in Spanish sustancia…
in Vietnamese loại vật chất nào đó, chất…
in Portuguese substância…
in Thai สาร, สสาร…
in German die Substanz…
in Catalan substància…
in Japanese 物質…
in Chinese (Simplified) 材料, 物质…
in Indonesian bahan, unsur…
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