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substance

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substance/ˈsʌbstəns/noun
pluralsubstances
substance
/ˈsʌbstəns/
noun
pluralsubstances
Learner's definition of SUBSTANCE  
[count] 
: a material of a particular kind
   b  : 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
   b  : 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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