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Definitions of essence:

part of speech: noun

The inner distinctive nature of anything: the qualities which make any object what it is: a being: the extracted virtues of any drug: the solution in spirits of wine of a volatile or essential oil: a perfume.

part of speech: noun

The concentrated preparation of any substance; a perfume; the virtues or qualities of a thing separated from its grosser matter; that which constitutes the particular nature of a being or substance; existence; being.

part of speech: noun

The concentrated extract of any substance; as, essence of peppermint; perfume; that which is the real character of a thing.

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