ingredient

noun
1 thing from which sth is made
ADJECTIVE
excellent, good, high-quality, quality

It always pays to use the best ingredients when cooking.

main, major, primary (esp. AmE), principal

the principal ingredient of smog

essential, important, vital
secret, special
basic
added, additional
individual

the chemical composition of the individual ingredients

common
active, functional (AmE)

salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin

inert
remaining

Add all the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil.

fresh
all-natural (esp. AmE), natural
organic
toxic
artificial, synthetic
genetically engineered, genetically modified
exotic
local
herbal (esp. AmE)
dry, wet

Use a spoon to mix the dry ingredients.

raw
food
dietary (AmE)
salad
chemical
VERB + INGREDIENT
use

I only use natural ingredients.

contain, include

The two drugs contain the same active ingredients.

add, pour

Pour all of the ingredients into a blender.

blend, combine, mix, stir, stir in

Blend all the ingredients together in a bowl.

assemble
prepare
list
INGREDIENT + NOUN
list
label (AmE)
PHRASES
a list of ingredients

All food products carry a list of ingredients.

2 thing/quality necessary to make sth successful
ADJECTIVE
critical, crucial, essential, fundamental, important, key, vital

Hard work is a vital ingredient for success.

main, major, primary (esp. AmE), principal
basic, fundamental, necessary

Forecasting is a basic ingredient of business planning.

right

The town has all the right ingredients for a murder mystery.

magic, secret, special
added, additional, extra
missing
VERB + INGREDIENT
have

The Australian team had the added ingredient of perseverance.

become
provide, supply

She hopes the change of career will supply the missing ingredient in her life— excitement.

incorporate

a style which incorporated ingredients from the music of many different countries

PREPOSITION
ingredient for

Tolerance is an essential ingredient for a happy marriage.

ingredient in

Individualism has been the secret ingredient in developing his chain of fashion stores.

PHRASES
an ingredient for success

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  • ingrédient — [ ɛ̃gredjɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1508; lat. ingrediens, p. prés. de ingredi « entrer dans » ♦ Élément qui entre dans la composition d une préparation ou d un mélange quelconque. Ingrédients d un médicament. ⇒ 2. composant; formule. Réunir les ingrédients d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ingredient — INGREDIENT, ingrediente, s.n. Substanţă care intră ca accesoriu în compoziţia unui medicament, a unui aliment etc., fie pentru a i conferi anumite calităţi, ca material de umplutură într un produs etc.; ingredienţă. [pr.: di ent] – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • ingredient — UK US /ɪnˈgriːdiənt/ noun [C] ► one of the parts of something that is needed in order for a particular job, business, etc. to succeed: basic/key/main ingredient »Policymakers see capital investment as a key ingredient in an economic recovery.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Ingrédient — de cuisine Un ingrédient de cuisine est une substance, y compris les additifs alimentaires, utilisée dans la fabrication ou la préparation d un aliment et présent dans le produit fini bien que parfois sous une forme modifiée (codex alimentarius… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ingredient — In*gre di*ent, a. Entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part. [1913 Webster] Acts where no sin is ingredient. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ingredient — INGREDIENT. s. m. Quelque chose que ce soit qui entre dans une sausse, dans une medecine, dans un sirop, &c. Bon, mauvais ingredient. le principal ingredient. il entre bien des ingredients dans cette medecine, dans cette sausse, dans cette… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ingredient — ingrediènt m. ingrédient ; élément. voir element …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • ingredient — I noun aspect, component, component part, constituent, constituent part, content, element, essential part, factor, feature, fragment, fundamental part, integral part, member, membrum, pars, part, section, sector, unit, unit of composition, vital… …   Law dictionary

  • ingredient — early 15c., from L. ingredientem (nom. ingrediens) that which enters into (a compound, recipe, etc.), prp. of ingredi go in, enter, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + gradi to step, go (see GRADE (Cf. grade)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ingredient — n constituent, component, *element, factor Analogous words: *item, detail, particular Contrasted words: compound, composite, amalgam, *mixture, admixture, blend …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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