• The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form.
  • A pure substance.
  • (physics) A hypothetical form of dark energy postulated to explain observations of an accelerating universe.
  • A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
  • (alchemy) The fifth alchemical element, or essence, after earth, air, fire, and water


  • (transitive) To reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.

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