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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "substancia."
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (matter)
a. substance
El técnico se ensució con una sustancia grasienta procedente del motor.The technician got a greasy substance from the engine all over him.
2. (most important part)
a. essence
La sustancia de este acuerdo radica precisamente en acercar posturas entre ambos partidos.The essence of this agreement is precisely to bring the two sides together.
b. substance
Las enmiendas que se proponen no cambian la sustancia de la ley.The proposed amendments do not alter the substance of the law.
3. (meaningfulness)
a. substance
No fue un discurso de meras fórmulas populistas sino que aportó algo con sustancia al debate.It wasn't a speech of populist posturing. It contributed something of substance to the debate.
4. (culinary)
a. substance
La cocción prolongada permite extraer la sustancia de los huesos.The long cooking time enables the substance to be extracted from the bones.
b. goodness (nutritional value)
Estas cápsulas contienen toda la sustancia del aceite natural de pescado.These capsules contain all the goodness of natural fish oil.
5. (philosophy)
a. substance
Los filósofos consideraban la sustancia como una entidad que se podía separar de sus atributos.Philosophers considered substance to be an entity that could be separated from its attributes.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (materia)
a. substance
sustancia grisgray matter
sustancia químicachemical
2. (esencia)
a. essence
sin sustancialacking in substance
este artículo no tiene mucha sustanciathis article lacks substance
3. (de alimento)
a. nutritional value
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1 (materia) substance
una sustancia pegajosa a sticky substance
sustancia blanca (Anatomía) white matter
sustancia gris (Anatomía) grey matter
2 (esencia) substance
no has captado la sustancia de su discurso you haven't grasped the substance of his speech; en sustancia in substance; in essence; sin sustancia [+teoría, discurso] lacking in substance; [+persona] shallow; superficial
una persona sin ninguna sustancia
3 (Culin) [de alimento] substance
sustancia de carne meat stock
4 (Filosofía) substance
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