Definitions for: Ingredient


[n] a component of a mixture or compound
[n] food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"



Webster (1913) Definition: In*gre"di*ent, n. [F. ingr['e]dient, 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.]
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.


In*gre"di*ent, a.
Entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part.

Acts where no sin is ingredient. --Jer. Taylor.

Synonyms: component, constituent, element, factor, fixings

See Also: admixture, albumen, base, be all and end all, be-all and end-all, component, constituent, dish, division, egg white, egg yolk, element, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, food product, foodstuff, intermixture, malted milk, ovalbumin, part, point, seasoner, seasoning, section, tomato paste

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