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Noun
/ˈesəns/,
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essences, plural;
  1. The intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, esp. something abstract, that determines its character
    • - conflict is the essence of drama
  2. A property or group of properties of something without which it would not exist or be what it is

  3. Something that exists; in particular, a spiritual entity
    • - the position that names express essences
  4. An extract or concentrate obtained from a particular plant or other matter and used for flavoring or scent


  1. kernel: 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"
  2. any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
  3. effect: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  4. perfume: a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
  5. In philosophy, essence is the attribute or set of attributes that make an object or substance what it fundamentally is, and which it has by necessity, and without which it loses its identity. ...
  6. Essence is Lucinda Williams' sixth album. It was released in 2001. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 28, selling about 44,500 copies in its first week. According to Billboard in February 2008, the album has sold 336,000 copies in the U.S.
  7. Essence is a monthly magazine for African-American women between the ages of 18 and 49. The magazine covers fashion, lifestyle and beauty with an intimate girlfriend-to-girlfriend tone. Its editor is Angela Burt-Murray.
  8. A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal. The word codec is a portmanteau of 'compressor-decompressor' or, more commonly, 'coder-decoder'. ...
  9. Shadowrun is a tabletop role-playing game set in a late future fictional universe in which cybernetics, magic and fantasy creatures co-exist.
  10. The eighth season of The X-Files commenced airing in the United States on November 5, 2000, concluded on May 20, 2001, and consisted of twenty-one episodes. The X-Files is an American serial science fiction-horror-thriller television series. ...
  11. The inherent nature of a thing or idea; A significant feature of something; The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a distillation process; Fragrance, a perfume; The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory
  12. (Essences) Concentrated, distilled oils that are administered usually externally through aromatherapy etc., and mostly only after dilution.
  13. (Essences) Products which endeavor to capture or emphasize the highly volatile top notes of natural products.
  14. (essences) flavors of natural substances if of higher quality. To make very easy a
  15. A concentrated flavoring extracted from an item.
  16. Typically used to mean the inner, spiritual nature of someone or something. This may be either its Soul, spirit or ultimately, the non-dual or Absolute nature — each being progressively more essential. ...
  17. Fragrant oil extracted from plant or herb.
  18. a fluid substance that provides the basis of reproduction, growth, sexual power, conception and preganancy. It is the material foundation of qi and is stored in the kidney. Also referred to as Jing
  19. The realm of essence should be understood to have a certain primacy since it is infinite and pertains to all of the forms or definite character embodiments that material objects and events may take on. ...
  20. the most important and significant aspect.
  21. (Essence): n. The permanent as contrasted with the accidental element of being, the individual, real, or ultimate nature of a thing especially as opposed to its existence, the properties or attributes by means of which something can be placed in its proper class or identified as being what it is.
  22. One of the three realms of the Essænce ; the elemental force tapped by spell-users ("Magicians") directly.
  23. Soul, or "higher" self, in distinction to the outer personality, or "lower" self. It generally refers to all nonphysical levels of self, including the astral and causal selves, as well as those that resonate with the three highest planes, although it can be used to refer only to the latter.
  24. The intrinsic or indispensable properties that serve to characterize or identify something. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things. Phenomenology and existentialism aim to observe the essence of objects. In existentialism, one’s essence is his or her role in the universe. ...
  25. "We are not the inventors of this device, so we are limited to what we can disclose, this including patents that may be connected, documented, withheld, or ordered against full disclosure. We have an agreement that we must legally respect in regards to how we offer the device. ...