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essence

noun [C or U] (SMELL/TASTE)    /ˈes.əns/
a strong liquid , usually from a plant or flower , that is used to add a flavour or smell to something: vanilla essence essence of violets Toiletry and perfumesAdditives in food and drinks
(Definition of essence noun (SMELL/TASTE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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