Associations to the word «Essence»

Wiktionary

ESSENCE, noun. ​The inherent nature of a thing or idea.
ESSENCE, noun. (philosophy) The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory.
ESSENCE, noun. Constituent substance.
ESSENCE, noun. A being; especially, a purely spiritual being.
ESSENCE, noun. A significant feature of something.
ESSENCE, noun. The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a distillation process.
ESSENCE, noun. Fragrance, a perfume.

Dictionary definition

ESSENCE, noun. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story".
ESSENCE, noun. Any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted.
ESSENCE, noun. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
ESSENCE, noun. A toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor.

Wise words

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