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  Oxygen



Oxygen

   A chemical element essential for sustaining life.

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Essential
1. Something that cannot be done without. 2. Required in the diet, because the body cannot make it. As in an essential amino acid or an essential fatty acid. 3. Idiopathic. As in essential hypertension.



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