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concoction (n.)

1530s, "digestion" (a sense now obsolete), from Latin concoctionem (nominative concoctio) "digestion," noun of action from past participle stem of concoquere "to digest; to boil together, prepare; to consider well," from assimilated form of com "together" (see con-) + coquere "to cook, prepare food, ripen, digest," from PIE root *pekw- "to cook, ripen."

Meaning "that which is concocted" is by 1850, figurative; meaning "a devising, a planning, act of preparing and combining the materials of anything" is from 1823.

updated on November 18, 2018

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Definitions of concoction from WordNet

concoction (n.)
any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients;
he volunteered to taste her latest concoction
Synonyms: mixture / intermixture
concoction (n.)
an occurrence of an unusual mixture;
it suddenly spewed out a thick green concoction
concoction (n.)
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
concoction (n.)
the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components;
Synonyms: confection
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