what is the QUINTESSENCE?

i heard the word at the tv!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    From Dictionary.com

    1. the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.

    2. the most perfect embodiment of something.

    3. (in ancient and medieval philosophy) the fifth essence or element, ether, supposed to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies, the others being air, fire, earth, and water.

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    [Origin: 1400–50; ME < ML quīnta essentia fifth essence]

  • 1 decade ago

    It's the highest quality or best example of something

  • 1 decade ago

    it means the perfect example of something or the epitome

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