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'essence'

Overview of noun essence
1. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty -- (the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story")

2. essence -- (any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted)

3. effect, essence, burden, core, gist -- (the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work)

4. perfume, essence -- (a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor)



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