Definition of 'essence'


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1. The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a distillation process.

2. The inherent nature of a thing or idea.

3. A significant feature of something.

4. philosophy The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory.

5. Fragrance, a perfume.

6. The most important part or aspect of something.

7. The intrinsic or indispensable quality or qualities that serve to characterize or identify something.

8. One that has or shows an abundance of a quality as if highly concentrated.

9. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.

10. A perfume or scent.

11. Such an extract in a solution of alcohol.

12. Something that exists, especially a spiritual or incorporeal entity.

13. An extract that has the fundamental properties of a substance in concentrated form.

14. The constituent elementary notions which constitute a complex notion, and must be enumerated to define it; sometimes called the nominal essence.

15. The predominant qualities or virtues of a plant or drug, extracted and refined from grosser matter; or, more strictly, the solution in spirits of wine of a volatile or essential oil.

16. Constituent substance.

17. Perfume; odor; scent; or the volatile matter constituting perfume.

18. A being; esp., a purely spiritual being.

19. The constituent quality or qualities which belong to any object, or class of objects, or on which they depend for being what they are (distinguished as real essence); the real being, divested of all logical accidents; that quality which constitutes or marks the true nature of anything; distinctive character; hence, virtue or quality of a thing, separated from its grosser parts.

20. any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted

21. Any kind of matter which, being an ingredient or a constituent of some better-known substance, gives it its peculiar character; an extract; especially, an oil distilled at a comparatively low temperature from a plant in which it already exists: as, essence of peppermint.

22. The French designation for oil of cajeput.

23. Hence The distinctive characteristic; that which is expressed by the definition of any term: as, the essence of a miser's character is avarice.

24. Perfume; odor; scent; also, the volatile matter constituting perfume.

25. An elementary ingredient or constituent; anything uncompounded: as, the fifth essence (that is, the fifth element in the philosophy of Aristotle, or the upper air, the other four being, in their order, earth, water, air, and fire). See quintessence.

26. That part of anything which gives it its individual character or quality: as, this summary contains the essence of the book.

27. The inward nature, true substance, or constitution of anything.

28. Anything of ethereal, pure, or heavenly substance; anything immaterial.

29. Importance; moment; essentiality.

30. To perfume; scent.

31. Toperfume;scent.

32. To perfume; to scent.

33. (in essence) By nature; essentially.

34. (of the essence) Of the greatest importance; crucial.


1. The Harshini studied life and then captured its essence in their art.

2. Arakny had found Wide Mountain Mother awake and alert, and had conveyed to her the essence of what was known about walkers.

3. The Citadel was ablaze with light, adding its own unique essence to the celebrations.

4. The origins of this doctrine lie in Avicenna's account of radical contingency that considers the distinction between Necessary and contingent to lie in the simplicity of existence of the Necessary producing the complexity of the existence and essence of the contingent, where the contingent is an existent to whom accidents pertain bundled in what is known as their ˜essence™.

5. It is claimed that a Monotheistic Pantheism, that is, the idea of _one essence_, not person, but _essence_, is to _unite_, or make one, the whole human family upon the scientific (sciolistic) base that man himself is one grand part of the grand all-pervading, impersonal essence.

6. What you want, in essence, is people to use an iPhones app to find the best places that sell two tin cans with a string tied between them.

7. This, in essence, is telling you when it is going to be and everything else.

8. “What you are saying, in essence, is that coaches should not be able to profit by making speeches to alumni groups, because they would make too much money.”

9. What you're saying, in essence, is that human society is incapable of using facts or knowledge that cannot be personalized in order to effect change in a society. hob says:

10. Plot, in essence, is the board, or frame, for your story puzzle pieces.

11. RE: “Amalek,” in essence, is Hebrew for “existential threat.”

12. So, in essence is Beck is telling us is that Playboy = good, Playgirl = Bad.

13. “Amalek,” in essence, is Hebrew for “existential threat.”

14. ‘Her portrayal of the sexy evangelist Reno Sweeney was outstanding, catching the very essence of this character.’

15. ‘Usually the design process involves taking messy reality and isolating its abstract essence.’

16. ‘The chief aim of this inquiry has been to shed light on the nature and essence of the disagreement between the two.’

17. ‘They were also worried that broadcasting the music through microphones would destroy the beauty and essence of the music.’

18. ‘She says the lack of time which GPs have to treat their patients is destroying the very essence of what it means to be a family doctor.’

19. ‘It is obvious that he does not understand the true essence of sport, or human nature.’

20. ‘It would succeed in destroying the very essence of what this village is about, its rich countryside heritage.’

21. ‘The photographer is there to capture the true essence of the wedding day.’

22. ‘They ended up capturing the true essence of the two of them.’

23. ‘He had grasped the real essence of working class power.’

24. ‘Such frivolous distinctions do not constitute the essence of religion.’

25. ‘The time has come for architecture and planning to reflect the essence of democracy.’

26. ‘The work of both artists is fuelled by a need to communicate the metaphysical essence of our existence.’

27. ‘Indeed, sometimes the real essence of truth is only to be discovered in the narrative form.’

28. ‘The raucous, inscrutable essence of democracy could almost be glimpsed in this maelstrom.’

29. ‘And then sometimes, history is graced by an individual who comes and changes the very essence of humanity.’

30. ‘We cared for our guests because not to do so would betray the most profound essence of our humanity.’

31. ‘To me they epitomize the essence of femininity.’

32. ‘The essence of chemistry is understanding and applying chemical reactions.’

33. ‘Analogies can obfuscate, but in their own way they can distill a matter to its essence.’

34. ‘Do essences (or properties in general) exist in the physical world?’

35. ‘Whereas the immediate explanation of the actuality of Aristotle's substances lay in what they were essentially, that was not the case with Avicenna's essences, for their status was that of the merely possible.’

36. ‘That is, items in all the categories are definable, so items in all the categories have essences - just as there is an essence of man, there is also an essence of white and an essence of musical.’

37. ‘The unnamed philosopher was indeed Locke, according to whom real essences made a thing what it was; it consisted of an item's internal structure.’

38. ‘As he later puts it, the study of categories is a study of essences, based in essential insights about the types of meanings and correlative types of things.’

39. ‘Whip the evaporated milk until frothy and then add the jelly, cheese, vanilla essence and lemon juice.’

40. ‘The addition of two drops of vanilla essence in the glasses masked the flavour of both the beverages.’

41. ‘Cream butter and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.’

42. ‘It includes a variety flavoured with rose essence and sugar.’

43. ‘When choosing natural fragrances and products, look for ones with pure plant essences or essential oils (as listed on the label).’

44. ‘The Arabs recognized and refined these processes in the early Middle Ages, using them to make elixirs, perfumes, and medicines by extracting the essences from fruits and flowers.’

45. ‘It's also rather delicious when you replace the vanilla essence with peppermint.’

46. ‘Add vanilla essence and serve in a pancake with chocolate sauce and cream.’

47. ‘The secrets to the supple skin and healthy hair found on the islands: native plant and herb essences.’

48. ‘Last week she made a chocolate cake and sloshed a huge quantity of vanilla essence into it straight from the bottle.’

49. ‘Lightly whip the cream and fold this in, along with the vanilla essence.’

50. ‘Put one teaspoon of vanilla essence in the yolk and two teaspoons of baking powder into the egg white.’

51. ‘When cool, mix the gelatine into the mixture slowly with the vanilla essence.’

52. ‘Beat the butter, sugar, ground almonds and almond essence together.’

53. ‘Stir in a few drops of peppermint essence.’

54. ‘Put some crushed ice into a food processor and add the guava juice, lime juice, blackcurrant syrup and rum essence.’

55. ‘Add a few drops of almond essence to taste.’

56. the essence of the prosecutor's argument

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