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in·gre·di·ent

 (ĭn-grē′dē-ənt)
n.
1. An edible substance that is used in making a dish or other food.
2. An element or component of something: the ingredients in shampoo; the ingredients that made the scandal. See Synonyms at element.

[Middle English, from Latin ingrediēns, ingredient-, present participle of ingredī, to enter; see ingress.]

ingredient

(ɪnˈɡriːdɪənt)
n
(Cookery) a component of a mixture, compound, etc, esp in cooking
[C15: from Latin ingrediēns going into, from ingredī to enter; see ingress]

in•gre•di•ent

(ɪnˈgri di ənt)

n.
1. something that enters as an element into a mixture: the ingredients of a cake.
2. a constituent element of anything: the ingredients of political success.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin ingredī to go or step into, commence =in- in-2 + gradī to go, step]
syn: See element.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ingredient - a component of a mixture or compoundingredient - a component of a mixture or compound
admixture, intermixture - an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base; "the growing medium should be equal parts of sand and loam with an admixture of peat moss and cow manure"; "a large intermixture of sand"
base - the principal ingredient of a mixture; "glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments"; "he told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of green"; "everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base"
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
2.ingredient - an abstract part of somethingingredient - 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"
be all and end all, be-all and end-all - the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim; "profit is the be-all and end-all of business"
plot element - a component or element of the plot of a story
point - a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
3.ingredient - food that is a component of a mixture in cookingingredient - food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
tomato paste - thick concentrated tomato puree
egg white, ovalbumin, albumen, white - the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water; "she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs"
egg yolk, yolk - the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
malted milk - powder made of dried milk and malted cereals

ingredient

noun component, part, element, feature, piece, unit, item, aspect, attribute, constituent The meeting had all the ingredients of high drama.

ingredient

noun
One of the individual entities contributing to a whole:
Translations
عُنْصُر، مُقَوِّم ، مُرَكِّبمُكَوِّنٌ
ingrediencepřísadasložkasoučást
ingrediensbestanddel
aineskoostisosa
اجزائ
valmistusaine
sastojak
hozzávalóalkatrészalkotórész
efni, efnisòáttur
材料
성분
pars
sastāvdaļa
sestavina
ingrediens
ส่วนผสม
thành phần

ingredient

[ɪnˈgriːdɪənt] N (Culin) → ingrediente m; [of beauty product, medicine] → componente m (fig) → elemento m, factor m
it is used as an ingredient in sunscreense utiliza como componente de cremas solares con filtro
this is the key ingredient of her successéste es el factor clave de su éxito

ingredient

[ɪnˈgriːdiənt] n
(for cooking)ingrédient m active ingredient
(fig)ingrédient m
That is one of the major ingredients in his success → C'est l'un des principaux ingrédients de son succès.
The book had all the ingredients of a good detective story → Le livre avait tous les ingrédients d'un bon roman policier.in-group [ˈɪngruːp] ncercle m fermé

ingredient

nBestandteil m, → Ingredienz f (spec); (for recipe) → Zutat f; all the ingredients for successalles, was man zum Erfolg braucht; the ingredients of a man’s characteralles, was den Charakter eines Menschen ausmacht

ingredient

[ɪnˈgriːdɪənt] n (Culin) → ingrediente m (fig) → fattore m, elemento

ingredient

(inˈgriːdiənt) noun
one of the things that go into a mixture. Could you give me a list of the ingredients of the cake?

ingredient

مُكَوِّنٌ ingredience ingrediens Zutat συστατικό ingrediente valmistusaine ingrédient sastojak ingrediente 材料 성분 ingrediënt ingrediens składnik ingrediente ингредиент ingrediens ส่วนผสม malzeme thành phần 成分

ingredient

n. ingrediente, componente.

ingredient

n ingrediente m; active — principio activo
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Thus will seems to add no new irreducible ingredient to the analysis of the mind.
that they come pretty near to a knowledge of its chief ingredient.
A complete power, therefore, to procure a regular and adequate supply of it, as far as the resources of the community will permit, may be regarded as an indispensable ingredient in every constitution.
The most important ingredient for getting the world's work along is distributed there under the circumstances of the greatest cruelty meted out to helpless ships.
Having added an ingredient, he handed it back with a word of explanation.
The last ingredient played a very prominent part in the salad; stale eggs and roasted cocks'-combs furnished the grand dish of the repast; the wine even was not without a disgusting taste--it was like a medicinal draught.
It had, indeed, in a superlative degree, the two principal ingredients which serve to recommend all great and noble designs of this nature; for it required an immoderate expense to execute, and a vast length of time to bring it to any sort of perfection.
Now it is evident that all persons are desirous to live well and be happy; but that some have the means thereof in their own power, others not; and this either through nature [1332a] or fortune; for many ingredients are necessary to a happy life; but fewer to those who are of a good than to those who are of a bad disposition.
They are the essential ingredients, not the occasional results, of the system.
It was also equally impossible to obtain the necessary ingredients for our chemical fuel, and, as we had very little left aboard, we determined to step our folding mast and proceed under sail, hoarding our fuel supply for use in emergencies.
He had even invented some, to which he had given fantastic names, and for whose manufacture he required diverse ingredients that it devolved upon Edna to procure for him.
It is made from the purest ingredients, and if desired could be eaten by an invalid with relish and profit.