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Etymology

From Old (and modern) French essence, from Latin essentia, from an irregular formation of esse ‘be’.

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Noun

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Singular
essence

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  1. The inherent nature of a thing or idea.
  2. A significant feature of something.
  3. The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a distillation process.
    • essence of Jojoba
  4. Fragrance, a perfume.
  5. (philosophy) The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory.

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French

Etymology

Old French, from Latin essentia, from an irregular formation of esse ‘be’.

Pronunciation

Noun

essence f. (plural essences)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) essence
  2. petrol, gasoline
  3. essence, essential oil

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