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essence

Pronunciation: /ˈesns/

Translation of essence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (central feature, quality) esencia (feminine) in essence en esencia of the essence de fundamental importancia
    Example sentences
    • Her portrayal of the sexy evangelist Reno Sweeney was outstanding, catching the very essence of this character.
    • Usually the design process involves taking messy reality and isolating its abstract essence.
    • The chief aim of this inquiry has been to shed light on the nature and essence of the disagreement between the two.
    1.2 (personification) personificación (feminine) he's the very essence of a diplomat es la diplomacia personificada, es la personificación de la diplomacia
  • 2 c and u [Cookery/Cocina] vanilla essence o essence of vanilla esencia (feminine) de vainilla
    Example sentences
    • Whip the evaporated milk until frothy and then add the jelly, cheese, vanilla essence and lemon juice.
    • The addition of two drops of vanilla essence in the glasses masked the flavour of both the beverages.
    • Cream butter and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

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