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1essentialˈsɛnʃəl/adjective
1essential
ˈsɛnʃəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of ESSENTIAL  
[more essential; most essential]
: extremely important and necessary— often + to or for— often followed by to + verb— often + that
: very basic

— essentially

ˈsɛnʃəli/adverb,[more essentially; most essentially]

— essentialness

ˈsɛnʃəlnəs/noun,[noncount]
2essentialˈsɛnʃəl/noun
pluralessentials
2essential
ˈsɛnʃəl/
noun
pluralessentials
Learner's definition of ESSENTIAL  
[count]
: something that is basic or necessary: something essential— usually plural
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