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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·stan·ti·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Substantiated p. pr. & vb. n. Substantiating.]
 1. To make to exist; to make real.
 2. To establish the existence or truth of by proof or competent evidence; to verify; as, to substantiate a charge or allegation; to substantiate a declaration.
    Observation is, in turn, wanted to direct and substantiate the course of experiment.   --Coleridge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : supported or established by evidence or proof; "the
            substantiated charges"; "a verified case" [syn: corroborated,