concoction


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con·coct

 (kən-kŏkt′)
tr.v. con·coct·ed, con·coct·ing, con·cocts
1. To prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking.
2. To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive: concoct a plan.

[Latin concoquere, concoct-, to boil together : com-, com- + coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

con·coct′er, con·coc′tor n.
con·coc′tion n.
con·coc′tive adj.

concoction

(kənˈkɒkʃən)
n
1. the act or process of concocting
2. something concocted
3. an untruth; lie

con•coc•tion

(kɒnˈkɒk ʃən, kən-)

n.
1. the act or process of concocting.
2. something concocted; mixture.
[1525–35; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concoction - any foodstuff made by combining different ingredientsconcoction - any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
mincemeat - spiced mixture of chopped raisins and apples and other ingredients with or without meat
stuffing, dressing - a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
roux - a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces
batter - a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking
dough - a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll
mix, premix - a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients
filling - a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
2.concoction - an occurrence of an unusual mixture; "it suddenly spewed out a thick green concoction"
mix, mixture - an event that combines things in a mixture; "a gradual mixture of cultures"
3.concoction - the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose; "his testimony was a concoction"; "she has no peer in the concoction of mystery stories"
invention, excogitation, innovation, conception, design - the creation of something in the mind
4.concoction - the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
creating from raw materials - the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it

concoction

noun mixture, preparation, compound, brew, combination, creation, blend This concoction helps to control skin blemishes.
Translations
إخْتِلاق قِصَّه
namíchánísměs
blandingbryg
kotyvasztásösszekotyvasztás
samsuîa
namiešanie

concoction

[kənˈkɒkʃən] N
1. (= food) → mezcla f, mejunje m; (= drink) → brebaje m
2. (= act) [of food, drink] → confección f; [of story] → invención f

concoction

[kənˈkɒkʃən] n (= food, drink) → mélange m

concoction

n
(= food)Kreation f, → Zusammenstellung f; (= drink)Gebräu nt; one of her little concoctionseines ihrer Spezialrezepte
(= story etc)Erdichtung f; (Fashion) → Zauberei f, → Spielerei f; the plot is an amazing concoction of bizarre eventsder Plot ist eine erstaunliche Verkettung der merkwürdigsten Ereignisse

concoction

[kənˈkɒkʃn] n (food, drink) → miscuglio

concoct

(kənˈkokt) , ((American) kon-) verb
to put together, make up or invent. I've concocted a new drink for you to try; The child concocted a story about having been attacked.
conˈcoction (-ʃən) noun

concoction

n. cocimiento, mezcla, concocción.
References in classic literature ?
Even Allie Boone, whose frocks came from Paris, was wont to look with longing eyes on that rosebud concoction as Anne trailed up the main staircase at Redmond in it.
not the first founded on paper), and was already deep in the concoction of her story, being unable to decide whether the duel should come before the elopement or after the murder.
For that instant everything hung in the balance, for had he done so and found the empty submarine still lying at her wharf the whole weak fabric of my concoction would have tumbled about our heads; but evidently he decided the message must be genuine, nor indeed was there any good reason to doubt it since it would scarce have seemed credible to him that two slaves would voluntarily have given themselves into custody in any such manner as this.
There was no telling where or how it had been manufactured--some native concoction most likely.
I was no pope--I could not boast infallibility: in short, if I stayed, the probability was that, in three months' time, a practical modern French novel would be in full process of concoction under the roof of the unsuspecting Pelet.
The witch doctor came and built a little fire before the infant, upon which he boiled some strange concoction in a small earthen pot, making weird passes above it and mumbling strange, monotonous chants.
Emil Sachs," he said sternly, "you have given out at least one portion of your abominable concoction which is meant to end my days.
The Marchioness, in saying these words, brought a little table to the bedside, took her seat at it, and began to work away at the concoction of some cooling drink, with the address of a score of chemists.
If any volume could have manifested its essential wisdom in the mode suggested, it would certainly have been the one now in Hepzibah's hand; and the kitchen, in such an event, would forthwith have streamed with the fragrance of venison, turkeys, capons, larded partridges, puddings, cakes, and Christmas pies, in all manner of elaborate mixture and concoction.
For drink, we took some wonderful sticky concoction of Harris's, which you mixed with water and called lemonade, plenty of tea, and a bottle of whisky, in case, as George said, we got upset.
Odd herbs and unspeakable things when properly compounded under a favorable aspect of the heavenly bodies are potent to achieve miraculous cures, and few are the Chinamen who do not brew some special concoction of their own devising for the lesser ills which beset mankind.
Now, put in the nuts," she said at last; and Tom emptied his plate into the foamy syrup, while the others watched with deep interest the mysterious concoction of this well-beloved sweetmeat.