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es·sence

n 1  :  a substance considered to possess in high degree the predominant qualities of a natural product (as a plant or drug) from which it is extracted (as by distillation or infusion)  2 a  :  ESSENTIAL OIL  b  :  an alcoholic solution esp. of an essential oil < of peppermint>   c  :  an artificial preparation (as an alcoholic solution of one or more esters) used esp. in flavoring <pineapple >   d  :  ELIXIR <pepsin >  .
 
 

 
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