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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

Etymologies

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)

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