Meaning of essence

Definition of essence

(noun) 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"
any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

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