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essential

Overview of noun essential


The noun essential has 1 sense


1. necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary -- (anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained")


Overview of adj essential

1. essential, indispensable -- (absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker")

2. essential -- (basic and fundamental; "the essential feature")

3. all-important, all important, crucial, essential, of the essence -- (of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence")

4. essential -- (being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc; "essential oil")

5. substantive, essential -- (defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established; "substantive law")



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