• Quintessence Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Hence: An extract from anything, containing its rarest virtue, or most subtle and essential constituent in a small quantity; pure or concentrated essence.
- (v. t.) To distil or extract as a quintessence; to reduce to a quintessence.
- (n.) The fifth or last and highest essence or power in a natural body. See Ferment oils, under Ferment.