Quintessential vs Quintessence - What's the difference?

quintessential | quintessence |

Quintessential is a derived term of quintessence.


As a adjective quintessential

is of the nature of a quintessence (in all senses); ultimate.

As a noun 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.

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quintessential

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of the nature of a quintessence (in all senses); ultimate.
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  • 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

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    Derived terms

    * quintessential * quintessentially

    Verb

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