[kon-kok-shuhn, kuhn-]
the act or process of concocting.
something concocted: a delicious concoction of beans, rice, and meat.

1525–35; < Latin concoctiōn- (stem of concoctiō) digestion, equivalent to concoct(us) (see concoct) + -iōn- -ion

2. mixture, medley, blend. Unabridged
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concoction (kənˈkɒkʃən)
1.  the act or process of concocting
2.  something concocted
3.  an untruth; lie

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Word Origin & History

1530s, "digestion," from L. concoctionem "digestion," noun of action from concoquere (see concoct). Meaning "preparation of a medicinal potion" is from 1851; sense of "a made-up story" is from 1823.
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Example sentences
When she presses blend, the resulting concoction looks about as appealing as getting pulled over for drunk driving.
Not a culinary masterpiece, you could argue, but a rather nifty concoction.
The same can be said of this article, which is a concoction of facts, half
  facts and outright inaccuracies.
Let the concoction slightly cool, then add the vanilla essence.
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