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con·di·ment  audio  (knd-mnt) KEY 

NOUN:
A substance, such as a relish, vinegar, or spice, used to flavor or complement food.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin condmentum, from condre, to season; see dh- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
condi·mental  (-mntl) KEY (Adjective)


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