What does substrate mean?

Definitions for substrateˈsʌb streɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. substrate(noun)

    the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment

  2. substrate, substratum(noun)

    a surface on which an organism grows or is attached

    "the gardener talked about the proper substrate for acid-loving plants"

  3. substrate, substratum(noun)

    any stratum or layer lying underneath another

  4. substrate, substratum(noun)

    an indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population

    "the Celtic languages of Britain are a substrate for English"


  1. substrate(Noun)

    What an enzyme acts upon.

  2. substrate(Noun)

    A surface on which an organism grows or to which it is attached.

    The rock surface of a rockpool is the substrate for a sessile organism such as a limpet.

  3. substrate(Noun)

    An underlying layer; a substratum.

  4. substrate(Noun)

    A language that is replaced in a population by another language and that influences the language imposed on its speakers.

  5. substrate(Noun)

    A metal which is plated with another metal which has different physical properties.

  6. substrate(Noun)

    A surface to which a substance adheres.

  7. substrate(Noun)

    The substance lining the bottom edge of an enclosure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Substrate(noun)

    a substratum

  2. Substrate(adj)

    having very slight furrows

  3. Substrate(verb)

    to strew or lay under anything

  4. Origin: [L. substratus, p. p. of substrahere. See Substratum.]


  1. Substrate

    In chemistry, a substrate is the chemical species being observed, which reacts with a reagent. This term is highly context-dependent. In particular, in biochemistry, an enzyme substrate is the material upon which an enzyme acts.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of substrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of substrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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