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noun es·sence \ˈes-ən(t)s\

Definition of ESSENCE

:  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)
a :  essential oil b :  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 flavoring d :  elixir
March 28, 2015
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