Paraffin vs Quintessence - What's the difference?

paraffin | quintessence |


As nouns the difference between paraffin and quintessence

is that paraffin is paraffin, alkane while quintessence is a thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.

As a verb quintessence is

to reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.

paraffin

English

Alternative forms

* paraffine

Noun

(wikipedia paraffin) (en noun)
  • (British) A petroleum based thin and colorless fuel oil, (kerosene in US English).
  • * 1919 ,
  • She poured paraffin on the dry floors and on the pandanus-mats, and then she set fire.
  • (chemistry) Any member of the alkane hydrocarbons.
  • paraffin wax.
  • Derived terms

    * chloroparaffin

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To impregnate or treat with paraffin
  • quintessence

    Noun

  • A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
  • A pure substance.
  • The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form.
  • (alchemy) The fifth alchemical element, or essence, after earth, air, fire, and water
  • (physics) A hypothetical form of dark energy postulated to explain observations of an accelerating universe.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * quintessential * quintessentially

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.
  • References

    * * *