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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
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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Examples from the web for concoction
  • 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.
  • From what you write, this is a new concoction entirely, and has no resemblance to the ancient brew.
  • But little else was known about this rare chemical concoction found only in bees.
  • The alternative is a cheap homemade concoction mixed in large vats and sold on the sly to those in search of a heady escape.
  • The wrong genetic concoction could breed out these traits.
  • The vinegar-and-ginger concoction apparently elicited mixed reviews.
  • The idea of negative interest rates may strike some people as absurd, the concoction of some impractical theorist.
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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