ingredience

noun in·gre·di·ence \ ə̇nˈgrēdēən(t)s \

Definition of ingredience

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 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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Origin and Etymology of ingredience

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


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