active ingredient

ac·tive in·gre·di·ent
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-tiv in-gree-dee-uh nt]
    • /ˈæk tɪv ɪnˈgri di ənt/
    • /ˈæktɪv ɪnˈɡriːdiənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tiv in-gree-dee-uh nt]
    • /ˈæk tɪv ɪnˈgri di ənt/

Definitions of active ingredient words

  • noun active ingredient the part of a substance or compound that produces its chemical or biological effect 3
  • noun active ingredient The biologically active component of a drug or pesticide is referred to as the active ingredient or the active substance. 3
  • noun active ingredient substance giving a drug its effect 1
  • noun active ingredient The specific compound in a natural or man-made mixture that is responsible for the mixture's activity. 0

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active ingredient popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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