ingredient


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

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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