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Noun
/ˈsəbstəns/,
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substances, plural;
  1. A particular kind of matter with uniform properties
    • - a steel tube coated with a waxy substance
  2. An intoxicating, stimulating, or narcotic chemical or drug, esp. an illegal one

  3. The real physical matter of which a person or thing consists and which has a tangible, solid presence
    • - proteins compose much of the actual substance of the body
  4. The quality of having a solid basis in reality or fact
    • - the claim has no substance
  5. The quality of being dependable or stable
    • - some were inclined to knock her for her lack of substance
  6. The quality of being important, valid, or significant
    • - he had yet to accomplish anything of substance
  7. The most important or essential part of something; the real or essential meaning
    • - the substance of the treaty
  8. The subject matter of a text, speech, or work of art, esp. as contrasted with the form or style in which it is presented

  9. Wealth and possessions
    • - a woman of substance
  10. The essential nature underlying phenomena, which is subject to changes and accidents


  1. the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
  2. kernel: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
  3. meaning: the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
  4. material of a particular kind or constitution; "the immune response recognizes invading substances"
  5. means: considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"
  6. message: what a communication that is about something is about
  7. Substance is the fourth studio album by Trance duo Blank & Jones. It was released in 2002.
  8. Substance 1977-1980 is a singles compilation album by the post-punk band Joy Division, released on Factory Records in 1988. It is companion to a similar singles compilation by their subsequent band New Order, also entitled Substance. ...
  9. Substance theory, or substance attribute theory, is an ontological theory about objecthood, positing that a substance is distinct from its properties. A thing-in-itself is a property-bearer that must be distinguished from the properties it bears.
  10. (Substance S) Cortexolone or cortodoxone or 11-deoxycortisol or 11-desoxycortisol or 11-deoxyhydrocortisone or 11-desoxyhydrocortisone or Reichstein's Substance S or, most commonly, Compound S, is a steroid that can be oxygenated to cortisol (hydrocortisone). ...
  11. Physical matter; material; The essential part of anything; the most vital part; Considerable wealth or resources; Drugs (illegal narcotics)
  12. (Substances) The Chinese view a person as being made up of various vital substances. The most important are called the ‘Three Treasures’ - Essence/Jing, Qi and Shen. The others are Blood and Body Fluids. (All defined in this glossary.)
  13. (Substances) a large group of identically structured molecules.
  14. (Substances) should include food (whose ‘children’ or subtypes should in turn include animal, mineral, vegetable, creating implicit hierarchies), gases, metals, liquid, molecules, electromagnetic, chemicals, elements.
  15. Flammable substances
  16. is thought and feeling that stems from the artist drawing inspiration from himself, his fellow man, or his universe. ...
  17. Correct bone, muscularity and condition.
  18. Any form of matter that can be weighed or measured; may be solid, liquid, or gas.
  19. A chemical element and its compounds in the natural state or obtained by any manufacturing process, including any additive necessary to preserve its stability and any impurity deriving from the process used, but excluding any solvent which may be separated without affecting the stability of the ...
  20. something (as drugs or alcoholic beverages) deemed harmful and usually subject to legal restriction.
  21. Peptide composed of eleven amino acids, present in the intestine, where it serves to contract the intestine and dilate blood vessels. ...
  22. A substance is something like a powder or liquid that can be poured into a vessel but can't really be carried around otherwise. Sources provide an endless supply of substances; vessels are used to contain them. ...
  23. Any kind of matter all specimens of which have the same chemical composition and physical properties.
  24. In general, that which is the underlying ground of all phenomenon.  For Hegel, the Absolute is both Substance and Subject - the "living substance."
  25. A drug or other substance, or immediate precursor, included in schedule I, II, III, IV, or V of the U.S. Government's Controlled Substances Act.