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'substance'

Overview of noun substance
1. substance -- (the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes")

2. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty -- (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, substance -- (the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?")

4. substance -- (material of a particular kind or constitution; "the immune response recognizes invading substances")

5. means, substance -- (considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means")

6. message, content, subject matter, substance -- (what a communication that is about something is about)

7. substance -- (a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man")



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