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    essential - Dictionary definition and meaning for word essential

    Definition
    (noun) anything indispensable
    Example Sentence
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
    Definition
    (adj) absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
    Synonyms : indispensable
    Example Sentence
    • essential tools and materials
    • funds essential to the completion of the project
    • an indispensable worker
    Definition
    (adj) basic and fundamental
    Example Sentence
    • the essential feature
    Definition
    (adj) of the greatest importance
    Example Sentence
    • the all-important subject of disarmament
    • crucial information
    • in chess cool nerves are of the essence
    Definition
    (adj) being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc
    Example Sentence
    • essential oil
    Definition
    (adj) defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established
    Synonyms : substantive
    Example Sentence
    • substantive law
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