HyperDic: substrate

English > 4 senses of the word substrate:
NOUNsubstancesubstratethe substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
locationsubstrate, substratuma surface on which an organism grows or is attached
locationsubstrate, substratumany stratum or layer lying underneath another
communicationsubstrate, substratuman indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population
substrate > pronunciation
Soundssah'bstrey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > substrate: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningThe substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment.
BroadersubstanceThe real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
Spanishsubstrato, sustrato
Catalansubstrat
English > substrate: 4 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA surface on which an organism grows or is attached.
Example"the gardener talked about the proper substrate for acid-loving plants"
Synonymsubstratum
BroadersurfaceThe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
Catalansubstrat
English > substrate: 4 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningAny stratum or layer lying underneath another.
Synonymsubstratum
BroaderstratumOne of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
Spanishsubstrato, sustrato
Catalansubstrat
English > substrate: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningAn indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population.
Example"the Celtic languages of Britain are a substrate for English"
Synonymsubstratum
Broaderindigenous languageA language that originated in a specified place and was not brought to that place from elsewhere
Catalansubstrat

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