recipe

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin recipiō (receive). Compare receipt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛs.ɪ.pi/, /ˈɹɛs.ə.pi/
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Noun[edit]

recipe (plural recipes)

  1. (medicine, archaic) A formula for preparing or using a medicine; a prescription; also, a medicine prepared from such instructions. [from 16th c.]
    • 2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848: 
      As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.
  2. Any set of instructions for preparing a mixture of ingredients. [from 17th c.]
  3. By extension, a plan or procedure to obtain a given end result. [from 17th c.]
    His new approach is definitely a recipe for success.
  4. Now especially, a set of instructions for making or preparing food dishes. [from 18th c.]

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Verb[edit]

recipe

  1. present of reciper
  2. imperative of reciper

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Verb[edit]

recipe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of recipiō