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English definition of “substance”

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 drug Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
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