Noun state of matter has 1 sense
  1. state of matter, state - (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice"
    --1 is a kind of chemical phenomenon
    --1 has particulars:
     phase, form; liquid, liquidness, liquidity; solid, solidness; gas; plasma