that of which a thing consists; physical matter or material:
form and substance.
a species of matter of definite chemical composition:
a chalky substance.
the subject matter of thought, discourse, study, etc.
the actual matter of a thing, as opposed to the appearance or shadow; reality.
substantial or solid character or quality:
claims lacking in substance.
soup without much substance.
the meaning or gist, as of speech or writing.
something that has separate or independent existence.
something that exists by itself and in which accidents or attributes inhere; that which receives modifications and is not itself a mode; something that is causally active; something that is more than an event.
the essential part of a thing; essence.
a thing considered as a continuing whole.
possessions, means, or wealth:
to squander one’s substance.
Linguistics. the articulatory or acoustic reality or the perceptual manifestation of a word or other construction (distinguished from form).
a standard of weights for paper.
concerning the essentials; substantially.
That is in substance how it appeared to me.
the tangible matter of which a thing consists
a specific type of matter, esp a homogeneous material with a definite composition
the essence, meaning, etc, of a written or spoken thought
solid or meaningful quality
material density: a vacuum has no substance
material possessions or wealth: a man of substance
the supposed immaterial substratum that can receive modifications and in which attributes and accidents inhere
a thing considered as a continuing whole that survives the changeability of its properties
(Christian Science) that which is eternal
a euphemistic term for any illegal drug
in substance, with regard to the salient points
substance sub·stance (sŭb’stəns)
That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
A material of a particular kind or constitution.
noun 1. long-term, pathological use of alcohol or drugs, characterized by daily intoxication, inability to reduce consumption, and impairment in social or occupational functioning; broadly, alcohol or drug addiction. substance abuse n. Excessive use of a potentially addictive substance, especially one that may modify body functions, such as alcohol and drugs. Also called chemical abuse. […]
- Substance abuse disorder
substance abuse disorder n. Any of a category of disorders in which pathological behavioral changes are associated with the regular use of substances that affect the central nervous system.
noun 1. that of which a thing consists; physical matter or material: form and substance. 2. a species of matter of definite chemical composition: a chalky substance. 3. controlled substance. 4. the subject matter of thought, discourse, study, etc. 5. the actual matter of a thing, as opposed to the appearance or shadow; reality. 6. […]
noun 1. a small peptide released upon stimulation in the nervous system and involved in regulation of the pain threshold. substance P n. A short-chain polypeptide that functions as a neurotransmitter especially in the transmission of pain impulses from peripheral receptors to the central nervous system.