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English noun: essence

1. essence (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience


SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.


Synonymscenter, centre, core, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff

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


Broader (hypernym)substance

3. essence (communication) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work


Synonymsburden, core, effect, gist


Broader (hypernym)import, meaning, significance, signification

4. essence (artifact) a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor


Synonymsperfume


Broader (hypernym)toilet articles, toiletry


Narrower (hyponym)cologne, cologne water, eau de cologne, eau de toilette, pachouli, patchouli, patchouly, perfumery, potpourri, rose water, toilet water









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