ingredience

noun

in·​gre·​di·​ence
ə̇nˈgrēdēən(t)s
plural -s
1
a
archaic : an ingredient or a mixture of ingredients
later, the gold lost its purity and contained up to ¹/₃ other ingrediencesH. M. F. Schulman and H. W. Holzer
b
: the fact of entering as an ingredient
this complete ingredience in an occasion, so as to yield … fusion of individual essence with other eternal objectsA. N. Whitehead
2
obsolete : entrance, ingress

Word History

Etymology

in sense 1, alteration of ingredients, plural of ingredient entry 1; in sense 2, from Latin ingredi + English -ence

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“Ingredience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ingredience. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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