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    substance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word substance

    Definition
    (noun) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    Example Sentence
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
    Definition
    (noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    Example Sentence
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story
    Definition
    (noun) the idea that is intended
    Synonyms : meaning
    Example Sentence
    • What is the meaning of this proverb?
    Definition
    (noun) material of a particular kind or constitution
    Example Sentence
    • the immune response recognizes invading substances
    Definition
    (noun) considerable capital (wealth or income)
    Synonyms : means
    Example Sentence
    • he is a man of means
    Definition
    (noun) what a communication that is about something is about
    Synonyms : content , message , subject matter
    Definition
    (noun) a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
    Example Sentence
    • shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man
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