concoct

[kon-kokt, kuhn-]
verb (used with object)
1.
to prepare or make by combining ingredients, especially in cookery: to concoct a meal from leftovers.
2.
to devise; make up; contrive: to concoct an excuse.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin concoctus (past participle of concoquere to cook together), equivalent to con- con- + coc-, variant stem of coquere to boil, cook1 (akin to Greek péptein; see pepsin, peptic) + -tus past participle ending

concocter, concoctor, noun
concoctive, adjective
well-concocted, adjective


2. invent, fabricate, hatch.
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concoct (kənˈkɒkt)
 
vb
1.  to make by combining different ingredients
2.  to invent; make up; contrive
 
[C16: from Latin concoctus cooked together, from concoquere, from coquere to cook]
 
con'cocter
 
n
 
con'coctor
 
n
 
con'coctive
 
adj

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concoct
1530s, from L. concoctus, pp. of concoquere "to boil together, prepare," from com- "together" + coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)). First expanded metaphorically beyond cooking 1792.
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Example sentences
The newspaper never admitted it concocted the story.
But all these extraordinary extracurricular activities are almost always
  artificially concocted.
What's much more troubling are the concocted rumors about his alleged
  relationship with a student.
Kellogg concocted healthy alternatives to vary the menu for patients.
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