An element in a mixture or compound. See Synonyms at element.(noun)
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Use "ingredient" in a sentence
"Vorbeck Materials Corp., of Jessup, Md., makes a conductive ink for printed electronics whose main ingredient is graphene."
"SAN FRANCISCO — A California proposal to outlaw the title ingredient in shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese delicacy, has turned into a recipe for controversy in San Francisco, a city that is nearly one-third Asian and home to the nation's oldest Chinatown."
"When you make lip balm or home made lipsticks, a main ingredient is wax (typically beeswax)."