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 essential essential

adj

  • ( ) basic and fundamental  ( essential )
    basic and fundamental
     the essential feature
    the essential feature
  • defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established  ( essential, substantive )
    defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established
     substantive law
    substantive law
  • being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc  ( essential )
    being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc
     essential oil
    essential oil
  • noun

  • ( ) anything indispensable  ( essential, necessary, necessity, requirement, requisite )
    anything indispensable
     food and shelter are necessities of life
    food and shelter are necessities of life
     the essentials of the good life
    the essentials of the good life
     allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
     a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
    a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
  • adj

  • ( ) absolutely necessary; vitally necessary  ( essential, indispensable )
    absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
     essential tools and materials
    essential tools and materials
     funds essential to the completion of the project
    funds essential to the completion of the project
     an indispensable worker
    an indispensable worker
  • ( ) of the greatest importance  ( all important, all-important, crucial, essential, of the essence )
    of the greatest importance
     the all-important subject of disarmament
    the all-important subject of disarmament
     crucial information
    crucial information
     in chess cool nerves are of the essence
    in chess cool nerves are of the essence


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