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es·sen·tial / iˈsenshəl/ • adj. 1. absolutely necessary; extremely important: it is essential to keep up-to-date records. ∎  fundamental or central to the nature of something or someone: the essential weakness of the plaintiff's case. ∎  Biochem. (of an amino acid or fatty acid) required for normal growth but not synthesized in the body and therefore necessary in the diet. 2. Med. (of a disease) with no known external stimulus or cause; idiopathic: essential hypertension. • n. (usu. essentials) a thing that is absolutely necessary: we had only the bare essentials in the way of gear. ∎  (essentials) the fundamental elements or characteristics of something: he was quick to grasp the essentials of an opponent's argument. DERIVATIVES: es·sen·ti·al·i·ty / iˌsenshēˈalitē/ n. es·sen·tial·ness n.

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essential (i-sen-shăl) adj. describing a disorder that is not apparently attributable to an outside cause.

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