ALL meanings of active ingredient

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  • 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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