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noun essence pronunciation in American English /ˈesəns/
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pluralessences

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  1. 1
    [singular] the most important part of something, usually the part that gives it its general character
    essence of: The essence of their argument is that life cannot be explained by science.
    Wars were the very essence of the Roman Empire.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a liquid that contains the strong taste or smell of the plant that it is taken from
    vanilla essence

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