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ingredient


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ingredient  \In*gre"di*ent\,  a. 
  Entering  as  or  forming,  an  ingredient  or  component  part 
 
  Acts  where  no  sin  is  ingredient.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ingredient  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ingredient 
  n  1:  a  component  of  a  mixture  or  compound 
  2:  an  abstract  part  of  something:  "jealousy  was  a  component  of 
  his  character";  "two  constituents  of  a  musical  composition 
  are  melody  and  harmony";  "the  grammatical  elements  of  a 
  sentence";  "a  key  factor  in  her  success";  "humor:  an 
  effective  ingredient  of  a  speech"  [syn:  {component},  {constituent}, 
  {element},  {factor}] 
  3:  food  that  is  a  component  of  a  mixture  in  cooking 




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