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ɪnˈgri di əntin·gre·di·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ingredientnoun

    a component of a mixture or compound

  2. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredientnoun

    an abstract part of something

    "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"

  3. ingredient, fixingsnoun

    food that is a component of a mixture in cooking

    "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"

Wiktionary

  1. ingredientnoun

    One of the substances present in a mixture.

    Etymology: * From ingrediens, present participle of ingredi, "to go or enter into or onto".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ingredientnoun

    that which enters into a compound, or is a component part of any combination or mixture; an element; a constituent

    Etymology: [F. ingrdient, L. ingrediens, -entis, entering into, p. pr. of ingredi, p. p. ingressus, to go into, to enter; pref. in- in + gradi to walk, go. See Grade.]

  2. Ingredientadjective

    entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part

    Etymology: [F. ingrdient, L. ingrediens, -entis, entering into, p. pr. of ingredi, p. p. ingressus, to go into, to enter; pref. in- in + gradi to walk, go. See Grade.]

Freebase

  1. Ingredient

    An ingredient is a substance that forms part of a mixture. For example, in cooking, recipes specify which ingredients are used to prepare a specific dish. Many commercial products contain a secret ingredient that is purported to make them better than competing products. In the pharmaceutical industry, an active ingredient is that part of a formulation that yields the effect required by the customer. National laws usually require prepared food products to display a list of ingredients, and specifically require that certain additives be listed. In most developed countries, the law requires that ingredients be listed according to their relative weight in the product. If an ingredient itself consists of more than one ingredient, then that ingredient is listed by what percentage of the total product it occupies, with its own ingredients displayed next to it in brackets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ingredient

    in-grē′di-ent, n. that which enters into compound: a component part of anything. [Fr.,—L. ingrediens, -entis, pr.p. of ingrediin, into, gradi, to enter.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ingredient

    A type of food, drink or matter.

    The ingredients for the recipe were sourced locally.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ingredient' in Nouns Frequency: #1983

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingredient in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingredient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ingredient in a Sentence

  1. Whitney English:

    The not-so-secret healthy ingredient here is sweet potatoes! Instead of refined flour, sugar and butter, these chewy brownies use whole food ingredients like beta-carotene packed sweet potatoes and fiber-rich flaxseeds to create a nutritious, delicious, chocolatey dessert.

  2. La Puma:

    This helps your body absorb more of the curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric that delivers the positive health effects.

  3. Randi Weingarten:

    There is no other job I know of where the workers subsidize what should be a cost borne by an employer as a necessary ingredient of the job.

  4. Max Lieblich:

    I assume the special ingredient in Hagoromo is angel tears, someone told me that it had clam shells in its compositions... I don't know if that's true.

  5. Chief Executive Ioan Nani:

    We already have four products that we sell there (U.S.) and in addition to two permanent clients buying nystatin, four others are waiting for FDA approval to use our active ingredient.

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