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 ?
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.
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.
The tales, therefore, though less purely Oriental than in their first concoction, were eminently better fitted for the European market, and obtained an unrivalled degree of public favour, which they certainly would never have gained had not the manners and style been in some degree familiarized to the feelings and habits of the western reader.
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 concoction of the draught has been perfect," said he, in answer to Georgiana's look.
Might the whole story of the cataleptic Russian and his son be a concoction of Dr.
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.
Six foot three in height, active as a squirrel, dexterous with his fingers, finally, remarkably quick-witted, for this whole ingenious story is of his 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.
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.
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.
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.