Definition of Ingredient

1. Noun. A component of a mixture or compound.

Specialized synonyms: Admixture, Intermixture, Base
Generic synonyms: Component, Constituent, Element



2. Noun. An abstract part of something. "Humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
Exact synonyms: Component, Constituent, Element, Factor
Specialized synonyms: Be All And End All, Be-all And End-all, Plot Element, Point
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Derivative terms: Compose, Factorize

3. Noun. Food that is a component of a mixture in cooking. "The recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
Exact synonyms: Fixings
Group relationships: Dish
Generic synonyms: Food Product, Foodstuff
Specialized synonyms: Flavorer, Flavoring, Flavourer, Flavouring, Seasoner, Seasoning, Tomato Paste, Albumen, Egg White, Ovalbumin, White, Egg Yolk, Yolk, Malted Milk

Definition of Ingredient

1. n. That which enters into a compound, or is a component part of any combination or mixture; an element; a constituent.

2. a. Entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part.

Definition of Ingredient

1. Noun. One of the substances present in a mixture. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ingredient

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ingredient

1. That which enters into a compound, or is a component part of any combination or mixture; an element; a constituent. "By way of analysis we may proceed from compounds to ingredients." (Sir I. Newton) "Water is the chief ingredient in all the animal fluids and solids." (Arbuthnot) Origin: F. Ingredient, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ingredient

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ingratiating
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ingratiation
ingratiations
ingratiatory
ingratitude
ingratitudes
ingrave
ingravescent
ingravidation
ingredient (current term)
ingredients
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ingressive
ingressively
ingressiveness
ingressives
ingroove
ingrooved
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Literary usage of Ingredient

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"A poisonous or deleterious ingredient called for as a constituent by a secret formula for a food product sold under its own distinctive name may still be an ..."

2. The Liberty of the Press, Speech, and Public Worship: Being Commentaries on by James Paterson (1880)
"As in the crime of murder malice is said to be an essential ingredient, and must be inferred from the circumstances and the conduct of the accused, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Repeated decisions of this court have settled the rule in such cases that if the ingredient substituted by the defendant for the one left out in the ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"By the amendment the word ingredient was stricken out, thus leaving the ... The proposition is that the elimination of the word "ingredient" compels to the ..."

5. Environmental Indicators for Agriculture by Organisation for Economic Co-operation, SourceOECD (Online service), Development. (2001)
"This formula gives the proportion between the quantity of the active ingredient theoretically necessary for all permissible applications to the identified ..."

6. The Blessedness of the Righteous Opened, and Further Recommended from the by John Howe (1835)
"The second ingredient into this blessedness considered, ... The third ingredient. The satisfaction and pleasure which results, stated and opened. ..."

7. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1853)
"THE LATE PROHIBITION OF THE SALE OF COFFEE MIXED WITH ANY OTHER ingredient. ... if you mix chicory or any other ingredient with coffee in any form. ..."

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