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Properties of substances - synonyms or related words

consistency

noun

the degree to which a substance is thick, smooth, or firm

delicacy

noun

the quality of being delicate in appearance, colour, taste, or smell

state

noun

a particular physical form that something has, especially when this can change

state of matter

noun

a form or condition that a substance can be in. The three states of matter are liquid, solid, or gas.

absorbency

noun

astringency

noun

effervescence

noun

naturalness

noun

permeability

noun

volatility

noun

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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