- 1one of the things from which something is made, especially one of the foods that are used together to make a particular dish Coconut is a basic ingredient for many curries. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Our moisturizer contains only natural ingredients. The only active ingredient in this medicine is aspirin.
- 2one of the things or qualities that are necessary to make something successful the essential ingredients for success It has all the ingredients of a good mystery story.
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NAmE//ɪnˈɡridiənt//ingredient (of/in/for something)