substance

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substance /ˈsʌbstəns/ noun
plural substances
substance
/ˈsʌbstəns/
noun
plural substances
Learner's definition of SUBSTANCE
[count]
: a material of a particular kind
: a drug that is considered harmful and whose use is controlled by law or made illegal
[noncount]
: the quality of being meaningful, useful, or important
: the quality of being true or believable
[noncount] : the most basic or necessary part or quality of something : essence

a man/woman/person of substance

literary
: a person who is rich and powerful

sum and substance

see 1sum
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