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Quintessence

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(1):

(v. t.) To distil or extract as a quintessence; to reduce to a quintessence.

(2):

(n.) Hence: An extract from anything, containing its rarest virtue, or most subtle and essential constituent in a small quantity; pure or concentrated essence.

(3):

(n.) The fifth or last and highest essence or power in a natural body. See Ferment oils, under Ferment.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Quintessence'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/q/quintessence.html. 1828.

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