concocter

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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