Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of ingredi, from gradi 'to go'


Related topics: Cooking, Food Dish
in‧gre‧di‧ent [countable]
1DFFDFC one of the foods that you use to make a particular food or dish:
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
The food is home-cooked using fresh ingredients.
2 a quality you need to achieve something:
John has all the ingredients of a great player.
Investment in new product development is an essential ingredient of corporate success.

active ingredient

the substance in a product such as a medicine that causes the product's intended result:
Acetic acid is the chief active ingredient in vinegar.

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