Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ingredient

3 senses of ingredient

Sense 1
ingredient -- (a component of a mixture or compound)
       => component, constituent, element -- (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system")

Sense 2
component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient -- (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")
       => part, section, division -- (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division")

Sense 3
ingredient, fixings -- (food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad")
       => foodstuff, food product -- (a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food)

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