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)
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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