Adjectives for substances

Substances adjectives are listed in this post. Each word below can often be found in front of the noun substances in the same sentence. This reference page can help answer the question what are some adjectives commonly used for describing SUBSTANCES.

abnormal, above, abused, acid, acidic, active, actual, addictive, additional, albuminoid, albuminous, alimentary, alkaline, allied, altering, amorphous, analogous, animal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, aromatic, artificial, astringent, based, basic, bioactive, biochemical, biological, bitter, bituminous, carbonaceous, carcinogenic, causing, caustic, certain, chemical, colloidal, colored

coloured, combustible, common, complex, composite, containing, controlled, corporeal, corrosive, crystalline, dangerous, deleterious, depleting, derived, dietary, different, dissimilar, distinct, diverse, dry, earthly, earthy, edible, elemental, elementary, endogenous, enhancing, environmental, essential, eternal, exogenous, explosive, external, extraneous, familiar, farinaceous, fertilizing, few

fibrous, finite, first, flammable, fluid, following, foreign, forming, fragrant, fundamental, gaseous, gelatinous, greasy, hallucinogenic, hard, hardest, harmful, harmless, hazardous, heavy, heterogeneous, homogeneous, humic, illegal, illicit, immaterial, important, impure, inactive, inanimate, incorporeal, independent, indifferent, indigestible, individual, inert, inflammable, inflammatory

ingested, inhibitory, injurious, inorganic, insoluble, intermediate, invisible, irritating, latter, legal, lethal, light, lighter, like, liquid, magnetic, many, marine, material, medical, medicinal, metallic, mineral, mixed, molecular, more, most, multiple, narcotic, natural, necessary, neutral, new, nitrogenous, nonpolar, noxious, numerous, nutritious

nutritive, odoriferous, odorous, oily, only, opaque, ordinary, organic, original, other, oxidizable, particular, peculiar, physical, plastic, poisonous, polar, polymeric, porous, precious, primary, principal, producing, protective, psychoactive, psychotropic, pure, putrid, radioactive, reactive, real, refractory, related, resinous, saccharine, saline, same, sensitive

separate, several, similar, simple, simpler, single, soft, solid, soluble, special, specific, spiritual, stable, sticky, stimulating, strange, such, suitable, sweet, synthetic, terrestrial, toxic, transparent, undesirable, unknown, unwanted, useful, valuable, various, vasoactive, vegetable, very, vital, volatile, white

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