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Main Entry: 1es·sen·tial
Pronunciation: i-primarystresssen-chschwal
Function: adjective
1 : forming or belonging to the essence <free speech is an essential right of citizenship>
2 : containing or having the character of an easily evaporated essence <essential oils>
3 : important in the highest degree : NECESSARY <food is essential to life>
- es·sen·ti·al·i·ty /-secondarystresssen-chemacron-primarystressal-schwat-emacron/ noun
- es·sen·tial·ly /-primarystresssench-(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb
- es·sen·tial·ness /-primarystresssen-chschwal-nschwas/ noun

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