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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
References in classic literature ?
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 was seen in his appreciating notice of the vase of flowers, the scent of which he inhaled with a zest almost peculiar to a physical organization so refined that spiritual ingredients are moulded in with it.
It is made from the purest ingredients, and if desired could be eaten by an invalid with relish and profit.
They are the essential ingredients, not the occasional results, of the system.
She rang the bell and ordered the necessary ingredients for the mixture, in Noel Vanstone's name.
Thomas Traddles is so obliging as to solicit, in my ear, that he should have the privilege of ordering the ingredients necessary to the composition of a moderate portion of that Beverage which is peculiarly associated, in our minds, with the Roast Beef of Old England.
But tenderness, gentleness, affection, even self-sacrifice,--these may be parts of love; but they are merely the crude untransformed ingredients of a love such as you feel for your wife, and such as I know she feels for you.
So deep the power of these Ingredients pierc'd, Eevn to the inmost seat of mental sight, That ADAM now enforc't to close his eyes, Sunk down and all his Spirits became intranst: But him the gentle Angel by the hand Soon rais'd, and his attention thus recall'd.
Is there no leech here who can tell us the ingredients of this mystic unguent?
She will not tell what the ingredients are, but it cures everyone, and there is no use in giving an oculist two guineas for telling us that reading in bed is bad for the eyes, when we know perfectly well that mamma will not give up doing it.
His majesty, in another audience, was at the pains to recapitulate the sum of all I had spoken; compared the questions he made with the answers I had given; then taking me into his hands, and stroking me gently, delivered himself in these words, which I shall never forget, nor the manner he spoke them in: "My little friend Grildrig, you have made a most admirable panegyric upon your country; you have clearly proved, that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for qualifying a legislator; that laws are best explained, interpreted, and applied, by those whose interest and abilities lie in perverting, confounding, and eluding them.
But if we are unwilling to be placed in this perilous situation; if we still will adhere to the design of a national government, or, which is the same thing, of a superintending power, under the direction of a common council, we must resolve to incorporate into our plan those ingredients which may be considered as forming the characteristic difference between a league and a government; we must extend the authority of the Union to the persons of the citizens, -- the only proper objects of government.