Meaning of SUBSTANCE in English

SUBSTANCE

noun

1 material

ADJECTIVE

▪ addictive , cancer-causing ( esp. AmE ), carcinogenic , dangerous , harmful , hazardous , noxious , poisonous , radioactive , toxic

▪ harmless , innocuous

Even innocuous ~s 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 ~ 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 ~s that contaminated the experiments

a bag full of some unknown ~

▪ material

the material ~ of which we are made

VERB + SUBSTANCE

▪ use

▪ abuse

▪ contain

▪ produce

Some frogs produce toxic ~s in their skin.

▪ take

The athletes had taken banned ~s.

SUBSTANCE + NOUN

▪ use

▪ abuse

2 important content

ADJECTIVE

▪ real

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

▪ added

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

VERB + SUBSTANCE

▪ have

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

▪ add , give sth , lend sth

The letters lent ~ to the claims.

▪ lack

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

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

▪ of ~

Nothing of ~ was achieved at the meeting.

▪ with ~

lyrics with ~

▪ without ~

Their allegations were without ~.

▪ ~ in

There's no ~ in the story.

▪ ~ of

the ~ of the evidence against him

▪ ~ to

There was little ~ to his claims.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .