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matter
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 13
1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.
2. That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.
6. Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.
7. Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.
8. Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; - chiefly in the phrases what matter ? no matter, and the like.
9. Amount; quantity; portion; space; - often indefinite.
10. That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; - opposed to form.
Part of Speech: verb
2. To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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