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  Definition of essence
  1. a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
  2. 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"
  3. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  4. any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
Similar Words: perfume, kernel, substance, core, center, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty, effect, burden

 

Hyponyms: cologne, cologne water, eau de cologne, patchouli, patchouly, pachouli, perfumery, potpourri, rose water, toilet water, eau de toilette, bare bones, hypostasis, quiddity, haecceity, quintessence, stuff

 

Derivational Morphology: perfume, scent, aromatize, aromatise, summate

 

Anagrams: senesce

 

 
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