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  1. es·sence
    IPA[ˈesəns]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: essence, plural noun: essences

    • noun

      the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, which determines its character:

      a property or group of properties of something without which it would not exist or be what it is:

    • basically and without regard for peripheral details; fundamentally
    • noun

      a substance prepared from a flowering plant and used therapeutically for its alleged beneficial effects on mood, outlook, etc.
    • noun

      a concentrated extract of coffee, usually also containing chicory.
    • basically and without regard for peripheral details; fundamentally
    • critically important
    • critically important
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