Definitions of essence
n. - The constituent elementary notions which constitute a complex notion, and must be enumerated to define it; sometimes called the nominal essence. 2
n. - The constituent quality or qualities which belong to any object, or class of objects, or on which they depend for being what they are (distinguished as real essence); the real being, divested of all logical accidents; that quality which constitutes or marks the true nature of anything; distinctive character; hence, virtue or quality of a thing, separated from its grosser parts. 2
n. - Constituent substance. 2
n. - A being; esp., a purely spiritual being. 2
n. - The predominant qualities or virtues of a plant or drug, extracted and refined from grosser matter; or, more strictly, the solution in spirits of wine of a volatile or essential oil; as, the essence of mint, and the like. 2
n. - Perfume; odor; scent; or the volatile matter constituting perfume. 2
v. t. - To perfume; to scent. 2
The word "essence" uses 7 letters: C E E E N S S.
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