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essence

noun  /ˈes·əns/ us  

essence noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] the basic meaning or importance of something: The essence of punk was a revolt against both the sound and the system of popular music.in essence In essence means that what follows is a brief statement of the basic meaning of something: In essence, she’s saying that she may quit her job.

essence noun (SMELL/TASTE)

[C] a chemical substance obtained from plants that has a strong smell or taste and can be used to flavor foods or provide a pleasant smell, such as in perfumes
Translations of “essence”
in Korean 본질…
in Arabic جَوهَر…
in French essence (mème), essence…
in Turkish esas, asıl, öz…
in Italian essenza, cuore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要性, 本質, 實質…
in Russian сущность, существо, эссенция…
in Polish istota, esencja, olejek…
in Spanish esencia…
in Portuguese essência, ponto fundamental…
in German das Wesentliche, der Auszug…
in Catalan essència…
in Japanese 最も重要な点, 本質…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要性, 本质, 实质…
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