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- UK [ɪnˈɡriːdɪənt] / US [ɪnˈɡrɪdɪənt]
Word forms "ingredient":
singular ingredient plural ingredients1)a) one of the foods or liquids that you use in making a particular meal
Mix all the ingredients together and place them in a shallow dish.
The food is home cooked using fresh ingredients.b) one of the substances that are combined to make something. The active ingredient of a drug or medicine is the thing that makes it effective
Our products contain only natural ingredients.2) one of the things that give something its character or that make it effectivean essential/vital/important ingredient:
Good communication is an essential ingredient of good management.
English dictionary. 2014.