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(Philos.) The inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestations; true substance
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  1. (Philos.) The inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestations; true substance
  2. A substance that keeps, in concentrated form, the flavor, fragrance, or other properties of the plant, drug, food, etc. from which it is extracted; essential oil
  3. An extract that has the fundamental properties of a substance in concentrated form.
A puzzling or apparently insoluble problem.
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  1. A puzzling or apparently insoluble problem.
  2. A difficult problem; puzzling thing
  3. The basic, central, or critical point or feature:
A piece of magnetizable material, such as a rod of soft iron, that is placed inside an electrical coil or transformer to intensify and provide a path for the magnetic field produced by the current running through the wire windings.
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  1. A piece of magnetizable material, such as a rod of soft iron, that is placed inside an electrical coil or transformer to intensify and provide a path for the magnetic field produced by the current running through the wire windings.
  2. (Anatomy) The muscles in the trunk of the human body, including those of the abdomen and chest, that stabilize the spine, pelvis, and shoulders.
  3. A reactor core.
The specific or practical details; the heart of a matter.
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  1. The specific or practical details; the heart of a matter.
  2. (Slang) The actual, basic facts, elements, issues, etc.
A swelling or lump, esp. one caused by a blow
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  1. A swelling or lump, esp. one caused by a blow
  2. (Sports) A pass in volleyball made by redirecting the ball with the inside of the forearms, especially when extended and held together.
  3. A slight swelling or lump.
A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
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  1. A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
  2. Such a lump resulting from kyphosis
  3. A rounded, protruding lump
A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver
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  1. A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver
  2. A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
  3. A rounded lump or protuberance
The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
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  1. The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
  2. A feeling of tightness:
  3. An ornamental bow of ribbon or twist of braid; cockade; epaulet
A dull, clodlike person
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  1. A dull, clodlike person
  2. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
  3. A solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk
A part or thing that protrudes; projection; bulge; swelling
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  1. A part or thing that protrudes; projection; bulge; swelling
  2. Something, such as a bulge, knob, or swelling, that protrudes.
  3. The condition or fact of being protuberant
A cylindrical sample of rock, ice, or other material obtained from the center of a mass by drilling or cutting.
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  1. A cylindrical sample of rock, ice, or other material obtained from the center of a mass by drilling or cutting.
  2. (Anatomy) The muscles in the trunk of the human body, including those of the abdomen and chest, that stabilize the spine, pelvis, and shoulders.
  3. (Elec.) A mass of magnetic material placed inside a wire coil, serving to channel and increase the strength of the magnetic field resulting from current in the coil
The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
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  1. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
  2. A substance that keeps, in concentrated form, the flavor, fragrance, or other properties of the plant, drug, food, etc. from which it is extracted; essential oil
  3. (Philos.) The inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestations; true substance
The central idea; the essence.
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  1. The central idea; the essence.
  2. The essence or main point, as of an article or argument
  3. (Law) The grounds for action in a suit.
Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
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  1. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
  2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
  3. A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous:
The central, most important part of something; core; essence
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  1. The central, most important part of something; core; essence
  2. A small amount of something, especially when potentially developing into something else:
  3. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
The inmost, choicest, or essential part; the pith.
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  1. The inmost, choicest, or essential part; the pith.
  2. The soft, vascular, fatty tissue that fills the cavities of most bones
  3. (Geordie, informal) A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
The flesh of animals used as food, esp. the flesh of mammals or, often, of fowl
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  1. The flesh of animals used as food, esp. the flesh of mammals or, often, of fowl
  2. The essence, substance, or gist:
  3. (Vulgar Slang) The human body regarded as an object of sexual desire.
The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
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  1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
  2. The soft core of various other things, as of a bone or feather
  3. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most flowering plants, gymnosperms, and ferns. Pith is composed of parenchyma cells. In plants that undergo secondary growth, such as angiosperms, the pith is surrounded by the vascular tissues and is gradually compressed by the inward growth of the vascular tissue known as xylem. In plants with woody stems, the pith dries out and often disintegrates as the plant grows older, leaving the stem hollow.
The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
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  1. The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
  2. A form of dark energy due to a hypothetical scalar field that permeates all space, the energy density of which varies across space and time, in contrast to the cosmological constant.
  3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
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  1. The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
  2. (Linguis.) The fundamental element of a word or form, exclusive of all affixes and inflectional phonetic changes
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
A sense of emotional strength or spiritual vitality held to derive from black and especially African-American cultural experience, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion, and music.
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  1. A sense of emotional strength or spiritual vitality held to derive from black and especially African-American cultural experience, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion, and music.
  2. A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification:
  3. The spirit of a dead person, thought of as separate from the body and leading an existence of its own
Strong loyalty or dedication:
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  1. Strong loyalty or dedication:
  2. A person as characterized by a stated quality:
  3. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
(Sports) The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
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  1. (Sports) The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
  2. Constituent elements or basic nature; essence; character
  3. Matter or substance of an unspecified or generalized kind
Matter of a particular kind or chemical composition
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  1. Matter of a particular kind or chemical composition
  2. Material possessions; goods; wealth:
  3. That which is real or practical in quality or character; practical value:
(Law) The essential part of a complaint or accusation
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  1. (Law) The essential part of a complaint or accusation
  2. The main claim or most important aspect of a complaint against a defendant.
  3. The substance or core argument of a legal document or position taken. The substance or core argument of a legal document or position taken.
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