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essence

noun es·sence \ˈes-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of ESSENCE

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
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

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