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ESSEN'TIAL, a. [L. essentialis.] Necessary to the constitution or existence of a thing. Piety and good works are essential to the christian character. Figure and extension are essential properties of bodies.

And if each system in gradation roll,

Alike essential to the amazing whole--

1. Important in the highest degree.

Judgment is more essential to a general than courage.

2. Pure; highly rectified. Essential oils are such as are drawn from plants by distillation in an alembic with water, as distinguished from empyreumatic oils, which are raised by a naked fire without water.

ESSEN'TIAL, n. Existence; being. [Little used.]

1. First or constituent principles; as the essentials of religion.

2. The chief point; that which is most important.



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ESSEN'TIAL, a. [L. essentialis.] Necessary to the constitution or existence of a thing. Piety and good works are essential to the christian character. Figure and extension are essential properties of bodies.

And if each system in gradation roll,

Alike essential to the amazing whole--

1. Important in the highest degree.

Judgment is more essential to a general than courage.

2. Pure; highly rectified. Essential oils are such as are drawn from plants by distillation in an alembic with water, as distinguished from empyreumatic oils, which are raised by a naked fire without water.

ESSEN'TIAL, n. Existence; being. [Little used.]

1. First or constituent principles; as the essentials of religion.

2. The chief point; that which is most important.

ES-SEN'TIAL, a. [L. essentialis.]

  1. Necessary to the constitution or existence of a thing. Piety and good works are essential to the Christian character. Figure and extension are essential properties of bodies. And if each system in gradation roll, / Alike essential to the amazing whole. Pope.
  2. Important in the highest degree. Judgment is more essential to a general than courage. Denham.
  3. Pure; highly rectified. Essential oils are such as are drawn from plants by distillation in an alembic with water, as distinguished from empyreumatic oils, which are raised by a naked fire without water. Encyc.

ES-SEN'TIAL, n.

  1. Existence; being. [Little used.] Milton.
  2. First or constituent principles; as, the essentials of religion.
  3. The chief point; that of that which is most important.

Es*sen"tial
  1. Belonging to the essence, or that which makes an object, or class of objects, what it is.

    Majestic as the voice sometimes became, there was forever in it an essential character of plaintiveness. Hawthorne.

  2. Existence; being.

    [Obs.] Milton.
  3. Hence, really existing; existent.

    Is it true, that thou art but a name,
    And no essential thing?
    Webster (1623).

  4. That which is essential; first or constituent principle; as, the essentials of religion.
  5. Important in the highest degree; indispensable to the attainment of an object; indispensably necessary.

    Judgment's more essential to a general
    Than courage.
    Denham.

    How to live? -- that is the essential question for us. H. Spencer.

  6. Containing the essence or characteristic portion of a substance, as of a plant; highly rectified; pure; hence, unmixed; as, an essential oil.

    "Mine own essential horror." Ford.

  7. Necessary; indispensable; -- said of those tones which constitute a chord, in distinction from ornamental or passing tones.
  8. Idiopathic; independent of other diseases.

    Essential character (Biol.), the prominent characteristics which serve to distinguish one genus, species, etc., from another. -- Essential disease, Essential fever (Med.), one that is not dependent on another. -- Essential oils (Chem.), a class of volatile oils, extracted from plants, fruits, or flowers, having each its characteristic odor, and hot burning taste. They are used in essences, perfumery, etc., and include many varieties of compounds; as lemon oil is a terpene, oil of bitter almonds an aldehyde, oil of wintergreen an ethereal salt, etc.; -- called also volatile oils in distinction from the fixed or nonvolatile.

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Essential

ESSEN'TIAL, adjective [Latin essentialis.] Necessary to the constitution or existence of a thing. Piety and good works are essential to the christian character. Figure and extension are essential properties of bodies.

And if each system in gradation roll,

Alike essential to the amazing whole--

1. Important in the highest degree.

Judgment is more essential to a general than courage.

2. Pure; highly rectified. essential oils are such as are drawn from plants by distillation in an alembic with water, as distinguished from empyreumatic oils, which are raised by a naked fire without water.

ESSEN'TIAL, noun Existence; being. [Little used.]

1. First or constituent principles; as the essentials of religion.

2. The chief point; that which is most important.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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strictly

STRICTLY, adv.

1. Closely; tightly.

2. Exactly; with nice accuracy; as, patriotism strictly so called , is a noble virtue.

3. Positively. He commanded his son strictly to proceed no further.

4. Rigorously; severely; without remission or indulgence.

Examine thyself strictly whether thou didst not best at first.

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