substance


substance
noun
1 material
ADJECTIVE
addictive, cancer-causing (esp. AmE), carcinogenic, dangerous, harmful, hazardous, noxious, poisonous, radioactive, toxic
harmless, innocuous

Even innocuous substances can sometimes register a positive result in a drug test.

banned, controlled, illegal, illicit, prohibited
hallucinogenic, mind-altering, psychedelic, psychoactive, psychotropic
performance-enhancing
natural

a natural substance found in the body of animals

synthetic
chemical
inorganic, organic
pure
soluble, volatile
active, inactive, inert
crystalline, fatty, gooey (informal), oily, powdery, slimy, sticky, viscous, waxy
medicinal
foreign, unknown

foreign substances that contaminated the experiments

a bag full of some unknown substance

material

the material substance of which we are made

VERB + SUBSTANCE
use
abuse
contain
produce

Some frogs produce toxic substances in their skin.

take

The athletes had taken banned substances.

SUBSTANCE + NOUN
use
abuse
2 important content
ADJECTIVE
real

The real substance of the report was in the third part.

added

His disappearance has given added substance to the argument that he stole the money.

VERB + SUBSTANCE
have

The image of him that the media have presented has no substance.

add, give sth, lend sth

The letters lent substance to the claims.

lack
PREPOSITION
in substance

There's no difference in substance between the two points of view.

of substance

Nothing of substance was achieved at the meeting.

with substance

lyrics with substance

without substance

Their allegations were without substance.

substance in

There's no substance in the story.

substance of

the substance of the evidence against him

substance to

There was little substance to his claims.

С небольшой задержкой проверим, не скрыл ли videopotok свой iframe setTimeout(function() { if(document.getElementById("adv_kod_frame").hidden) document.getElementById("video-banner-close-btn").hidden = true; }, 500); } } if (window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener("message", postMessageReceive); } else { window.attachEvent("onmessage", postMessageReceive); } })();

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • SUBSTANCE — Une idée reçue particulièrement tenace occupe le devant de la scène philosophique depuis l’époque du positivisme d’Auguste Comte, c’est à dire depuis plus d’un siècle: l’idée selon laquelle la métaphysique serait morte avec Kant, à la fin du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Substance — • A genus supremum, cannot strictly be defined by an analysis into genus and specific difference; yet a survey of the universe at large will enable us to form without difficulty an accurate idea of substance Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • substance — Substance. s. f. Terme de Philosophie, Estre qui subsiste par luy mesme, à la difference de l accident qui ne subsiste qu estant adherant à un sujet. Substance spirituelle. substance corporelle. dans le mystere de l Eucharistie la substance du… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Substance P — Structure et représentation tridimensionnelle de la Substance P …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Substance — Sub stance, n. [F., fr. L. substantia, fr. substare to be under or present, to stand firm; sub under + stare to stand. See {Stand}.] 1. That which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • substance — 1 Substance, purport, gist, burden, core, pith can denote the inner significance or central meaning of something written or said. Substance implies the essence of what has been said or written devoid of details and elaborations; the term is used… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • substance — sub·stance n 1: substantive law was a question of substance and not process compare procedure 2: something (as language) essential esp. to establishing a valid right, claim, or charge a t …   Law dictionary

  • substance — ► NOUN 1) a particular kind of matter with uniform properties. 2) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists. 3) solid basis in reality or fact: the claim has no substance. 4) the quality of being important, valid, or… …   English terms dictionary

  • substance — [n1] entity, element actuality, animal, being, body, bulk, concreteness, core, corpus, fabric, force, hunk, individual, item, mass, material, matter, object, person, phenomenon, reality, something, staple, stuff, texture, thing; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • substance — [sub′stəns] n. [OFr < L substantia < substare, to be present < sub , under + stare, to STAND] 1. the real or essential part or element of anything; essence, reality, or basic matter 2. a) the physical matter of which a thing consists;… …   English World dictionary

  • Substance — Sub stance, v. t. To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.