Definition of quintessence

Definition of quintessence
  1. quintessence Noun A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
  2. quintessence Noun A pure substance.
  3. quintessence Noun The essence in a thing that in its purest and most concentrated form.
  4. quintessence Noun The fifth alchemical element, or essence, after earth, air, fire, and water
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