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Another word for quintessence

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Noun
  1. The most central and material part

      1. The main claim or most important aspect of a complaint against a defendant.
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.
      2. The essential substance or elements; essence:
      3. Unspecified material:
      1. A force or principle believed to animate living beings.
      2. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
      3. The Holy Spirit.
      1. A part of humans regarded as immaterial, immortal, separable from the body at death, capable of moral judgment, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.
      2. This part of a human when disembodied after death.
      3. In Aristotelian philosophy, an animating or vital principle inherent in living things and endowing them in various degrees with the potential to grow and reproduce, to move and respond to stimuli (as in the case of animals), and to think rationally (as in the case of humans).
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most vascular plants, consisting mainly of parenchyma.
      2. The soft inner substance of a feather or hair.
      3. The spinal cord.
      1. A protuberance or knob.
      2. A small lump.
      3. The essence; the core:
      1. The edible flesh of animals, especially that of mammals as opposed to that of fish or poultry.
      2. The edible part, as of a piece of fruit or a nut.
      3. The essence, substance, or gist:
      1. Bone marrow.
      2. The spinal cord.
      3. The marrow squash.
      1. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
      2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      3. The central or most important part; the core:
      1. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
      2. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
      3. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
      1. The central idea; the essence.
      2. The grounds for action in a suit.
      1. The intrinsic or indispensable quality or qualities that serve to characterize or identify something:
      2. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
      3. The most important part or aspect of something:
      1. The central or innermost part:
      2. The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
      3. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
    See also:

    be

  2. A basic trait or set of traits that define and establish the character of something

      1. A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
      2. The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts:
      3. The appearance and feel of a surface:
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. The material world and its phenomena:
      2. The forces and processes that produce and control these phenomena:
      3. The world of living things and the outdoors:
      1. essential quality, fact, or thing
      1. The intrinsic or indispensable quality or qualities that serve to characterize or identify something:
      2. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
      3. The most important part or aspect of something:
      1. The state or quality of having existence:
      2. The totality of all things that exist:
      3. A person:
    See also:

    surface

Another word for quintessence

Noun
      1. The act of embodying or the state of being embodied.
      2. One that embodies:
      1. A force or principle believed to animate living beings.
      2. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
      3. The Holy Spirit.
      1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most vascular plants, consisting mainly of parenchyma.
      2. The soft inner substance of a feather or hair.
      3. The spinal cord.
      1. The central or innermost part:
      2. The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
      3. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence: