Definition of 'essence'
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The Harshini studied life and then captured its essence in their art. TREASON KEEP (2001)Arakny had found Wide Mountain Mother awake and alert, and had conveyed to her the essence of what was known about walkers. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS (2001)
The Citadel was ablaze with light, adding its own unique essence to the celebrations. HARSHINI (2001)
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Translations for 'essence'
British English: essence NOUN
The essence of something is its basic and most important characteristic which gives it its individual identity.
The essence of consultation is to listen to, and take account of, the views of those consulted.
Definition of essence from the Collins English Dictionary
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