Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Digestion.
  • noun The process by which morbid matter was formerly supposed to be separated from the blood or humors, or otherwise changed and prepared to be thrown off; maturation.
  • noun A ripening or maturing; maturity.
  • noun The act of preparing and combining the materials of anything; hence, the devising or planning of anything; the act of contriving or getting up: as, the concoction of a medical prescription, or of a scheme or plot.
  • noun That which is concocted; specifically, a mixture or compound of various ingredients: as, a concoction of whisky, milk, and sugar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A change in food produced by the organs of nutrition; digestion.
  • noun The act of concocting or preparing by combining different ingredients; also, the food or compound thus prepared.
  • noun The act of digesting in the mind; planning or devising; rumination.
  • noun (Med.), obsolete Abatement of a morbid process, as a fever and return to a normal condition.
  • noun obsolete The act of perfecting or maturing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Digestion (of food etc.).
  • noun The preparing of a medicine, food or other substance out of many ingredients.
  • noun A mixture prepared in such a way.
  • noun Something made-up, an invention.
  • noun obsolete, figuratively The act of digesting in the mind; rumination.
  • noun obsolete, medicine Abatement of a morbid process, such as fever, and return to a normal condition.
  • noun obsolete The act of perfecting or maturing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
  • noun an occurrence of an unusual mixture
  • noun the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose
  • noun any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin concoctiōnem.

Examples

  • Actually, this concoction is an example of a colloidal suspension - a mixture of tiny, but not molecule-sized bits of one substance suspended (floating) in another.

    What’s the Matter?

  • This concoction is sure to please anyone who appreciates a whiskey sour.

    What We Drank

  • This concoction is sure to please anyone who appreciates a whiskey sour.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • While the play's the thing, one thing for sure in this particular brave new world concoction is that there is no Prospero in it.

    What fools these mortals be (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • This delicious concoction is my entry to both this week's edition of YeastSpotting and also to Zorra's yearly roundup of World Bread Day (get your entries in by the 16th to participate!).

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • This concoction is sure to please anyone who appreciates a whiskey sour.

    What We Drank (6/16/09)

  • This delicious concoction is my entry to both this week's edition of YeastSpotting and also to Zorra's yearly roundup of World Bread Day (get your entries in by the 16th to participate!).

    Bibbity Bobbity Babka

  • This concoction is like one of those with ten shots of cherry.

    Weekly Mishmash: December 14-20 : Scrubbles.net

  • This concoction is like one of those with ten shots of cherry.

    2008 December : Scrubbles.net

  • The delicious whipped cream concoction is all Lisa's - I can't take credit for that.

    Uncle Richard's sweet potato pie | Homesick Texan

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