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[kon-kok-shuh n, kuh n-] /kɒnˈkɒk ʃən, kən-/
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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Drink too many of these rich, sweet concoctions and the slide may reverse course.
  • It certainly wouldn't be out of the question to add some vodka to any one of those concoctions.
  • Having worked on an organic farm while in graduate school, the concoctions sprayed on the crops was wide ranging and untested.
  • Some of her concoctions were so concentrated and bitter, they triggered gag reflexes.
  • Okay, now take a look at the dreamy concoctions on these pages.
  • His concoctions are so popular that a wait of half an hour at lunchtime is not uncommon.
  • These concoctions tend to contain a blend of ingredients, some of them unnecessary and unproven.
  • The concoctions referred to would make me barf endlessly, with only so much as a thought of consuming them.
  • They are not fluorescent concoctions redolent of high-fructose corn syrup.
  • They are chemical and synthetic concoctions that do not cure disease.
British Dictionary definitions for concoctions


the act or process of concocting
something concocted
an untruth; lie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for concoctions



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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