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General words for materials and substances - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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gossamer

noun

literary something very light and delicate

impurity

noun

an amount of a substance, especially one that is not valuable or is of low quality, that is present in another substance

material

noun

a substance, especially one that has a particular quality

matter

noun

science the physical substance that everything in the world is made of

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