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- 1. necessity, need, demand
- usage: the condition of being essential or indispensable
- 2. necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary, thing
- usage: anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
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