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How to sign: that which has mass and occupies space
"an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter";
Similiar / Same: substance
Within this category: food, ballast, bedding material, body substance, protoplasm, drift, grinding, sediment, material, ylem, dark matter, antimatter, micronutrient, philosopher's stone, precursor, phlogiston, allergen, assay, pyrogen, mixture, hydrocolloid, adulterant, atom, chemical element, propellant, denaturant, activator, inhibitor, ferment, substrate, carcinogen, compound, element, foamentation, fuel, medium, culture medium, medium, humectant, inoculant, jelly, leaven, fluid, fluid, sludge, system, refrigerant, residue, lysin, poison, chemical irritant, antigen, solid, solute, solvate, volatile, emanation, essence, ligand, metabolite, vegetable matter
How to sign: some situation or event that is thought about
"he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police";