transparent substance


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Noun1.transparent substance - a material having the property of admitting light diffuselytransparent 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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True, from the unmarred dead body of the whale, you may scrape off with your hand an infinitely thin, transparent substance, somewhat resembling the thinnest shreds of isinglass, only it is almost as flexible and soft as satin; that is, previous to being dried, when it not only contracts and thickens, but becomes rather hard and brittle.
When the baggage was searched, a transparent substance was found stuffed in the sides of the bag.
In the first three days after delivery, the mother only produces colostrum, which is an almost transparent substance that is full of protein and antibodies that the baby thrives on at that time.

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