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noun [countable] ingredient pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈɡridiənt/
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  1. 1
    one of the foods or liquids that you use in making a particular meal
    Mix all the ingredients together and place them in a shallow dish.
    The food is home cooked using fresh ingredients.
  2. 2
    one of the things that give something its character or that make it effective
    an essential/vital/important ingredient: Good communication is an essential ingredient of good management.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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