translucent substance


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Noun1.translucent substance - a material having the property of admitting light diffuselytranslucent substance - a material having the property of admitting light diffusely; a partly transparent material
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
isinglass, mica - any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
hyalin, hyaline - a glassy translucent substance that occurs in hyaline cartilage or in certain skin conditions
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A skater advances through the fog on a frozen lake covered by a layer of thick red jelly; his blades cut into the translucent substance, which resembles a mixture of water and blood.