noun in·gre·di·ence \ə̇nˈgrēdēən(t)s\

Definition of ingredience



  1. 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. 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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