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essence

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noun es·sence \ˈes-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of essence

  1. 1:  a substance considered to possess in high degree the predominant qualities of a natural product (as a plant or drug) from which it is extracted (as by distillation or infusion)

  2. 2a:  essential oilb:  an alcoholic solution especially of an essential oil <essence of peppermint>c:  an artificial preparation (as an alcoholic solution of one or more esters) used especially in flavoringd:  elixir





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