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1: not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA [syn: incidental, nonessential] n
1: anything that is not essential; "they discarded all their inessentials" [syn: inessential, nonessential] [ant: essential, necessary, necessity, requirement, requisite]
adjective Date: 1751 1. not essential 2. being a substance synthesized by the body in sufficient quantity to satisfy dietary needs <nonessential amino acids> — compare essential 2b • nonessential noun
Nonessential Non`es*sen"tial, n. A thing not essential.
Nonessential Non`es*sen"tial, a. Not essential.
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