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substance

noun
 
 
/ˈsʌbstəns/
MATERIAL [C] B2 a solid, liquid, or gas: a dangerous substance illegal substances (= illegal drugs) The state of matter
TRUTH [U] truth or importance: There's no substance to the allegations.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
the substance of sth the most important part of what someone has said or writtenMeaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
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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