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Meaning & Definition of Ingredient in English

English

Ingredient

/ɪngridiənt/

noun

1. A component of a mixture or compound

    synonym:
  • ingredient

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"
    synonym:
  • component
  • ,
  • constituent
  • ,
  • element
  • ,
  • factor
  • ,
  • ingredient

3. Food that is a component of a mixture in cooking

  • "The recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
    synonym:
  • ingredient
  • ,
  • fixings

Examples of using

This ingredient is used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Flour is the main ingredient in cakes.