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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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But, rather than swallow this last too acrid ingredient, we reject the whole moral of the show.
This compelled interest, and evoked murmurs of surprise that had a detectable ingredient of disappointment in them.
They did not know that the quicker a fresh-water fish is on the fire after he is caught the better he is; and they reflected little upon what a sauce open-air sleeping, open-air exercise, bathing, and a large ingredient of hunger make, too.
I now felt that an elderly lady was no bad ingredient in the business I had on hand.
My lord," said Comminges, "I answered that to compose a Ligue only one ingredient was wanting -- in my opinion an essential one -- a Duc de Guise; moreover, no generation ever does the same thing twice.
From the description given of it, it is evidently the bituminous oil, called petrolium or naphtha, which forms a principal ingredient in the potent medicine called British Oil.
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.
To read of female character as depicted in Poetry and Fiction, one would think it was made up of sentiment, either for good or bad--here is a specimen, and a most sensible and respectable specimen, too, whose staple ingredient is abstract reason.
Much mirth, and that, at times, of a boisterous kind, proceeded from the mouth of Richard; but Major Hartmann was not yet excited to his pitch of merriment, and Marmaduke respected the presence of his clerical guest too much to indulge in even the innocent humor that formed no small ingredient in his character.
She had a conviction that sooner or later the magnanimity which she persisted in reckoning as a chief ingredient of Clare's character would lead him to rejoin her.
It is made of the spirit, more than of the talent of men, and is a compound result into which every great force enters as an ingredient, namely virtue, wit, beauty, wealth, and power.
Now, at the moment when the door had opened to admit the cardinal, the nine parts of self-esteem in Gringoire, swollen and expanded by the breath of popular admiration, were in a state of prodigious augmentation, beneath which disappeared, as though stifled, that imperceptible molecule of which we have just remarked upon in the constitution of poets; a precious ingredient, by the way, a ballast of reality and humanity, without which they would not touch the earth.