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1 essence

The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.

synonyms: center, centre, core, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat ... show more.

Roget 5: intrinsicality, inbeing, inherence, inhesion; subjectiveness; ego; egohood; essence, noumenon; essentialness etc. adj.; essential part, quintessence, ... show more

Roget 516: meaning; signification, significance; sense, expression; import, purport; force; drift, tenor, spirit, bearing, coloring; scope.    ... show more

Roget 334: gaseity; vaporousness etc. adj.; flatulence, flatulency; volatility; aeration, aerification.    elastic fluid, gas, air, vapor, ether, ... show more

Roget 1: existence, being, entity, ens [Lat.], esse [Lat.], subsistence.    reality, actuality; positiveness etc. adj.; fact, matter of fact, sober reality; ... show more

Roget 398: odor, smell, odorament, scent, effluvium; emanation, exhalation; fume, essence, trail, nidor, redolence.    sense of smell; ... show more

Dutch: bijzonderheid, essentialia, essentie, grond, hoofdpunt, hoofdzaak, hypostase, kern, kerngedachte, kernpunt ... show more
Polish: istota, esencja, sedno, jądro, meritum, kwintesencja

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.

Dutch: parfum, aftreksel, essence
Polish: esencja

3 essence

The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.

synonyms: burden, core, effect, gist.

4 essence

A toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor.

synonym: perfume.

Roget 400: fragrance, aroma, redolence, perfume, bouquet, essence, scent; sweet smell, aromatic perfume.    agalloch, agallochium; aloes wood; bay rum; ... show more

Dutch: essence, parfum
Polish: perfumy, pachnidło

Moby thesaurus: affective meaning, ambergris, ambrosia, aroma, aromatic, aromatic gum, aromatic water, artifact, aspect, at bottom, attar, attar of roses, attribute, au fond, axiom, balm, balm of Gilead, balsam, basically, basis ... show more.

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