Definition of essential:

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: adjective

Necessary to existence; indispensable; containing the essence; volatile and odorous, as oil.

part of speech: noun

Something essential or necessary: a leading principle.

part of speech: noun

Anything essential.

part of speech: noun

That which is necessary to the existence of a thing; the basic principle.

part of speech: adjective

Most important; necessary to the existence of a thing; indispensable; pure.

part of speech: adjective

Relating to or containing the essence: necessary to the existence of a thing: indispensable or important in the highest degree: highly rectified: pure.

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