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 for substantive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Substantive \Sub"stan*tive\, a. [L. substantivus: cf. F.
     substantif.]
     1. Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive
        verb, that is, the verb to be.
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     2. Depending on itself; independent.
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              He considered how sufficient and substantive this
              land was to maintain itself without any aid of the
              foreigner.                            --Bacon.
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     3. Enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
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              Strength and magnitude are qualities which impress
              the imagination in a powerful and substantive
              manner.                               --Hazlitt.
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     4. Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or
        principles; as, the law substantive.
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     Noun substantive (Gram.), a noun which designates an
        object, material or immaterial; a substantive.
  
     Substantive color, one which communicates its color without
        the aid of a mordant or base; -- opposed to adjective
        color.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Substantive \Sub"stan*tive\, n. [Cf. F. substantif.] (Gram.)
     A noun or name; the part of speech which designates something
     that exists, or some object of thought, either material or
     immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness,
     excellence, are substantives.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Substantive \Sub"stan*tive\, v. t.
     To substantivize. [R.] --Cudworth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  substantive
      adj 1: having a firm basis in reality and being therefore
             important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial
             equivalents" [syn: substantial, substantive]
      2: defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by
         which rights and duties are established; "substantive law"
         [syn: substantive, essential] [ant: adjective,
         procedural]
      3: being on topic and prompting thought; "a meaty discussion"
         [syn: meaty, substantive]
      n 1: any word or group of words functioning as a noun

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "substantive":
     ab ovo, abstract noun, adherent noun, adjectival, adverbial,
     appreciable, attributive, basal, basic, bedrock, central,
     collective noun, common noun, concrete, conjunctive, constituent,
     constitutive, copulative, correct, elemental, elementary,
     essential, focal, formal, functional, fundamental, gerund,
     glossematic, grammatic, gut, hypostasis, indispensable,
     intransitive, life-and-death, life-or-death, linking, material,
     nominal, noun, noun phrase, of the essence, of vital importance,
     original, palpable, participial, ponderable, postpositional,
     prepositional, primal, primary, primitive, pronominal, pronoun,
     proper noun, quotation noun, radical, real, sensible, solid,
     structural, substantial, syntactic, tagmemic, tangible, transitive,
     underlying, verbal, vital
  
  

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