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General words for materials and substances - synonyms or related words

substance

noun

a particular type of liquid, solid, or gas

material

noun

a substance, especially one used for a particular purpose

powder

noun

a soft dry substance that looks like dust or sand

wax

noun

a soft natural or artificial substance that becomes liquid when heated, used for making candles and models, for making wooden furniture shine, and for protecting objects from water

concentrate

noun

a substance that has had water removed from it so that it has a stronger effect, taste etc

matter

noun

a particular type of substance

stuff

noun

informal

the basic material or substance that people use for making something

solid

noun

science

a substance that is not a liquid or a gas

medium

noun

science

a substance that something grows in, exists in, or moves through

agent

noun

a chemical or other substance that has a particular effect

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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