toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

essential
used in Fast Food Nation

14 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
  • Farmers and cattle ranchers are losing their independence, essentially becoming hired hands for the agribusiness giants or being forced off the land.
    p. 8.7
  • And advanced computer software essentially ran the kitchen, assigning tasks to various workers for maximum efficiency, predicting future orders on the basis of ongoing customer flow.
    p. 67.1
  • About sixty large food-service companies — including Jack in the Box, Wendy's, Chevy's, and Red Lobster — have backed congressional legislation that would essentially eliminate the federal minimum wage by allowing states to disregard it.
    p. 73.5
  • The secrecy is deemed essential for protecting the reputation of beloved brands.
    p. 121.4
  • Recognizing the need for flavor additives, the early food processors turned to perfume companies that had years of experience working with essential oils and volatile aromas.
    p. 124.3
  • ...in a Burger King strawberry milk shake, contains the following ingredients: amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl acetate, ethyl amylketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate,...
    p. 125.9
  • ...ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphrenyl-2-butanone (10 percent solution in alcohol), aionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris...
    p. 126.1
  • ...propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphrenyl-2-butanone (10 percent solution in alcohol), aionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, yundecalactone, vanillin, and solvent.
    p. 126.2
  • ...propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphrenyl-2-butanone (10 percent solution in alcohol), aionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, yundecalactone, vanillin, and solvent.
    p. 126.2
  • It is essentially a mechanical mouth.
    p. 128.3
  • Hefley's "OSHA Reform Act" would essentially repeal the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
    p. 186.2
  • Assuring Jack in the Box customers that their food was safe not only seemed the right thing to do, it seemed essential for the chain's survival.
    p. 208.7
  • He essentially accused critics of the fast food industry of being un-American.
    p. 238.0
  • And they were equally convinced that competition was essential in the economic sphere.
    p. 275.2

There are no more uses of "essential" in Fast Food Nation.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®