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sub·stance

substance

 
 
pronunciation:
suhb stns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that of which something is made; matter.
The substance of my shirt is cotton.
synonyms:
material, matter, stuff
definition 2: a particular kind of matter.
The table was covered with a sticky substance.
definition 3: the important part of something; meaning.
The substance of her phone call was a request for help.
synonyms:
core, essence, intent, soul
similar words:
content, meat
Word Parts  About this feature
The word substance contains the following part:
sta, stas, stat, stant, -stance Latin and Greek root that means stand, standing, stabilize
synonyms:
sist