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  Definition of essential
  1. anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
  2. applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; "substantive law"
  3. basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
  4. absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed
  5. of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"
  6. absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"
  7. being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc; "essential oil"
Similar Words: necessity, requirement, requisite, necessary, substantive, all-important(a), all important(p), crucial, of the essence(p), indispensable

 

See Also: crucial, important, of import, indispensable, intrinsic, intrinsical, necessary, primary, unexpendable

 

Hyponyms: desideratum, must, need, want

 

Pertainyms: essence

 

Attributes: essentiality, essentialness

 

Derivational Morphology: want, need, require, necessitate, ask, postulate, take, involve, call for, demand

 

Anagrams: Salientia, saltiness, stalinise, tantalise, stainless

 

 
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