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cocktail

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noun cock·tail \ˈkäk-ˌtāl\

Definition of cocktail

  1. 1 a :  an iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavoring ingredients b :  something resembling or suggesting such a drink as being a mixture of often diverse elements or ingredients <a cocktail of remembered incidents and pure imagination — Charlotte Low> <a cocktail of herbicides> c :  a mixture of agents usually in solution that is taken or used together especially for medical treatment or diagnosis

  2. 2 :  an appetizer served as a first course at a meal



Origin and Etymology of cocktail

probably from 1cock + tail


First Known Use: 1806


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cocktail

adjective cock·tail

Definition of cocktail

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or set aside for cocktails <a cocktail hour>

  2. 2 :  designed for semiformal wear <a cocktail dress>



1852

First Known Use of cocktail

1852


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cocktail

noun cock·tail

Definition of cocktail

  1. :  a horse with its tail docked




Medical Dictionary

cocktail

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noun cock·tail \ˈkäk-ˌtāl\

Medical Definition of cocktail

  1. :  a mixture of agents usually in solution that is taken or used especially for medical treatment or diagnosis <a potent cocktail of antiretroviral drugs—Zia Jaffrey> <chemotherapy cocktails to treat cancer—J. L. Swerdlow>






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