from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking.
- transitive v. To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive: concoct a mystery story.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to prepare something by mixing various ingredients, especially to prepare food for cooking
- v. to contrive something using skill or ingenuity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.
- transitive v. To purify or refine chemically.
- transitive v. To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients.
- transitive v. To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot.
- transitive v. To mature or perfect; to ripen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To digest.
- To purify or sublime; refine by removing the gross or extraneous matter.
- To ripen; develop.
- To combine and prepare the materials of, as in cookery; hence, to get up, devise, plan, contrive, plot, etc.: as, to concoct a dinner or a bowl of punch; to concoct a scheme or a conspiracy.
- To mature; ripen.
- To digest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. devise or invent
- v. make a concoction (of) by mixing
- v. invent
- v. prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
Latin concoquere, concoct-, to boil together : com-, com- + coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)