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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: matter
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: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story";