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Dictionary definition for: Essence

1. (n) 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. (n) 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. (n) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

4. (n) a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

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