• IPA: /ɪˈsɛn.ʃəl/, [əˈsɛn.tʃəl]


  1. Necessary.
    Synonyms: indispensable, Thesaurus:requisite
    Antonyms: accidental, accessorial, incidental, unnecessary, unneeded
  2. Very important; of high importance.
    Synonyms: crucial, Thesaurus:important
    Antonyms: unimportant, Thesaurus:insignificant
  3. (biology) necessary for survival but not synthesize by the organism, thus needing to be ingested
  4. Being in the basic form; showing its essence.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:intrinsic, Thesaurus:bare-bones
    Antonyms: adscititious, Thesaurus:extrinsic
    Don’t mind him being grumpy. That’s the essential Fred.
  5. Really existing; existent.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:existent
    Antonyms: Thesaurus:inexistent
  6. (geometry) Such that each complementary region is irreducible, the boundary of each complementary region is incompressible by disks and monogons in the complementary region, and no leaf is a sphere or a torus bounding a solid torus in the manifold.
  7. (medicine) Idiopathic.
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essential (plural essentials)

  1. A necessary ingredient.
  2. A fundamental ingredient.
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