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concoction

[kon-kok-shuh n, kuh n-] /kɒnˈkɒk ʃən, kən-/
noun
1.
the act or process of concocting.
2.
something concocted:
a delicious concoction of beans, rice, and meat.
Origin of concoction
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin concoctiōn- (stem of concoctiō) digestion, equivalent to concoct(us) (see concoct) + -iōn- -ion
Synonyms
2. mixture, medley, blend.
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  • No, I think it has gone out of date, or perhaps its concoction is one of the lost arts.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • "The concoction of the draught has been perfect," said he, in answer to Georgiana's look.

  • Steep together for a whole moon, stirring the concoction every four hours during the daytime, and as often as you wake o' nights.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • In the south of France they make a concoction from the residue of grapes.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • If a concoction, then I have reason to assume that the little girl wants to make me jealous and so has not lost interest in me.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
British Dictionary definitions for concoction

concoction

/kənˈkɒkʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of concocting
2.
something concocted
3.
an untruth; lie
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Word Origin and History for concoction
n.

1530s, "digestion," from Latin concoctionem (nominative concoctio) "digestion," noun of action from past participle stem of 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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