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One entry found for essence.
Main Entry: es·sence
Pronunciation: primarystresses-schwan(t)s
Function: noun
1 : the basic nature of a thing : the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <the essence of love is unselfishness>
2 : a substance physically or chemically separated from another substance (as a plant or drug) and having the special qualities (as odor) of the original substance <essence of peppermint>
3 : 1PERFUME 1, scent

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