ingredience

noun
in·​gre·​di·​ence | \ ə̇nˈgrēdēən(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of ingredience

1a archaic : an ingredient or a mixture of ingredients later, the gold lost its purity and contained up to ¹/₃ other ingrediences— H. 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 objects— A. N. Whitehead
2 obsolete : entrance, ingress

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History and Etymology for ingredience

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 22 Sep. 2021.

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