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English definition of “quintessence”


noun [U] uk   /kwɪnˈtes.əns/ formal us  
the most typical example: An American football game is the quintessence of machismo.Samples and examples
(Definition of quintessence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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