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ingredient

[ in-gree-dee-uhnt ]
/ ɪnˈgri di ənt /
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noun
something that enters as an element into a mixture: Flour, eggs, and sugar are the main ingredients in the cake.
a constituent element of anything; component: the ingredients of political success.
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Origin of ingredient

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English from Latin ingredient- (stem of ingrediēns ), present participle of ingredī “to go or step into, commence,” equivalent to in- in-2 + -gredient- “going”; see gradient

synonym study for ingredient

1. See element.
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British Dictionary definitions for ingredient

ingredient
/ (ɪnˈɡriːdɪənt) /

noun
a component of a mixture, compound, etc, esp in cooking

Word Origin for ingredient

C15: from Latin ingrediēns going into, from ingredī to enter; see ingress
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