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recipe

Syllabification: rec·i·pe
Pronunciation: /ˈresəˌpē
 
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Definition of recipe in English:

noun

1A set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required: a traditional Indonesian recipe
More example sentences
  • Most of the recipes are simple to prepare and follow short ingredient lists.
  • Following a traditional recipe, the scientists prepared the maize and analysed the contents.
  • She was stuck in the kitchen, surrounded by recipes and various ingredients.
Synonyms
cooking instructions/directions
archaic receipt
1.1Something that is likely to lead to a particular outcome: sky-high interest rates are a recipe for disaster
More example sentences
  • The first alternative is a shortcut to insolvency, the second, a recipe for discontentment and civil unrest.
  • Allowing ideology to drive science is a recipe for second rate science.
  • It is a recipe for further volatility in the lead up to next year's elections.
Synonyms
means/way of achieving, prescription, formula, blueprint
1.2 archaic A medical prescription.
Example sentences
  • Medical recipes, then and now, can often seem confusing because of their wealth of abbreviations and symbols.
  • This work-diary is composed of medical recipes written in a technical and highly abbreviated Latin.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin, literally 'receive!' (first used as an instruction in medical prescriptions), imperative of recipere.

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