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[in-gree-dee-uh nt] /ɪnˈgri di ənt/
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.
Origin of ingredient
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin ingredient- (stem of ingrediēns), present participle of ingredī to go or step into, commence, equivalent to in- in-2 + -gredient- going; see gradient
1. See element.
whole. Unabridged
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  • The pure-bliss recipe is one example of how three simple ingredients can become a triumph.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and toss.
  • Disinfectants made from everyday kitchen ingredients provide nontoxic and inexpensive alternatives to harsh chemical products.
  • Fingerprint powder is composed of many different ingredients that can vary greatly depending on the formula used.
  • Instead, it is a measurement used by brewers to track the density of certain ingredients.
  • In another bowl, combine flour and other dry ingredients.
  • Many of the ingredients prized by perfume companies are being regulated out of existence.
  • Place all the ingredients except salt and sugar in a large pot.
  • In a large stock pot, combine all the ingredients with five quarts of water.
  • Starting as early as this fall, some of those meals could be made in part from ingredients produced in the surrounding area.
British Dictionary definitions for ingredients


a component of a mixture, compound, etc, esp in cooking
Word Origin
C15: from Latin ingrediēns going into, from ingredī to enter; see ingress
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Word Origin and History for ingredients



early 15c., from Latin ingredientem (nominative ingrediens) "that which enters into" (a compound, recipe, etc.), present participle of ingredi "go in, enter," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + gradi "to step, go" (see grade).

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