Meaning of ESSENCE in English

ESSENCE

noun

1 basic/most important quality of sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ real , true , very

▪ divine , inner , spiritual

The girl has her own spiritual ~.

▪ human

▪ pure

VERB + ESSENCE

▪ capture , distil , embody , encapsulate

They distilled the ~ of their message into three principles.

His paintings embody the very ~ of the post-war years.

▪ define

▪ grasp , understand

▪ convey , express , represent , reveal

▪ preserve

▪ miss

His work misses the ~ of what Eastern religion is about.

▪ destroy , lose

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

His theory was not new in ~.

▪ ~ of

The freedom to pick your leaders is the ~ of a democracy.

PHRASES

▪ of the ~

Time is of the ~.

2 ( BrE ) concentrated substance ⇨ See also ↑ extract

ADJECTIVE

▪ almond , coffee , vanilla , etc.

▪ flower , herbal , plant

… OF ESSENCE

▪ drop

Add a few drops of vanilla ~.

VERB + ESSENCE

▪ add , use

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