in·gre·di·ent /ɪnˈgrɪdɪənt/ 名詞
In·gre·di·ent n. That which enters into a compound, or is a component part of any combination, recipe, 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.
In·gre·di·ent, a. Entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part.
Acts where no sin is ingredient. --Jer. Taylor.
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,
3: food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the
recipe lists all the fixings for a salad" [syn: fixings]